Magnitude-5.0 offshore earthquake occurs near Cyprus

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A magnitude-5.0 earthquake occurred near far eastern Cyprus at around 04:40 EEST June 10. The epicenter was about 13 km (8 miles) south of Xylofagou, Cyprus.

The tremor occurred at a depth of about 45 km (28 miles), and light shaking was probably felt throughout Cyprus, far southern Turkey, far western Syria, Lebanon, and far northern Israel.

There have been no initial reports of damage or casualties as a result of the earthquake; however, significant damage is unlikely. It could take several hours until authorities can conduct comprehensive damage assessments, especially in remote areas. Light aftershocks are likely over the coming days. The event has not prompted any tsunami advisories