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Earthquake kills one person on Greek island of Lesvos - UPDATED


One person died in an earthquake on Greek island of Lesvos, which rocked the island earlier on Monday, APA reports quoting sputnknews.

 

The mayor of Greek island of Lesvos said that one person died in an earthquake, which rocked the island earlier on Monday, local media reported.

The Kathimerini newspaper reported, citing the mayor, that a woman was found dead after her house collapsed in the southern village of Vrisa on Lesvos.

 

Earlier in the day, a magnitude 6.3 earthquake rocked the island, which is located near the coast of Turkey in the Aegean Sea, destroying several buildings and leaving at least 10 people injured.

 

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A magnitude 6.1 earthquake on Monday rocked the Greek island of Lesbos, which is located near the coast of Turkey in the Aegean Sea, destroying several buildings, a Sputnik correspondent reported, APA reports quoting sputniknews.

 

According to the Institute of Geodynamics of the National Observatory of Athens, the earthquake occurred between the islands of Lesbos and Chios at 12:28 GMT.

A town of Plomari was particularly affected by the earthquake, with several houses destroyed and one person injured, the Sputnik correspondent has learned.

 

There have been no official reports of casualties caused by the earthquake so far.

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