Small Earthquake Rocks Cyprus


This article is being updated with all the information we can find as we find it.

Reports put the shake at about 4.5 on the Richter scale.
The European-Mediterranean Seismological Center put it at 4.7 and the biggest in Europe recently, see here.

Summary from the EMSC:

Magnitude mb 4.7
Date time 2009-08-25 at 06:28:36.4 UTC
Location 34.71 N ; 32.93 E
Depth 15 km
Distances 11 km W Lemesos (pop 154,000 ; local time 09:28 2009-08-25)
48 km E Pafos (pop 35,961 ; local time 09:28 2009-08-25)
3 km N Erimi (pop 1,493 ; local time 09:28 2009-08-25)

I have no idea if it was just me, but I swear I was woken by a shaking and bouncing of my bed I haven’t felt in years (no comments from all you perverts out there!).

Was it an earthquake or do I really need to stop working so late?

I love the new generation, back in the day people would check news sites, tv, radio to see why their house was rocking like it is 1979, but for over 10 of my friends, changing their facebook status came first. :p

Hope everyone OK 🙂

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