An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 rattled the small island nation of Cyprus on Tuesday morning, January 11, the country’s Geological Survey Department said.
Although no damage or injuries have so far been reported, the earthquake was felt throughout the east Mediterranean region, and reports said it was felt in nearby Israel, Lebanon and Turkey.
The powerful tremor struck at 3:08 a.m. (0108GMT) and its epicenter was 50 kilometers (31 miles) off the island’s western coastline at a depth of 25 kilometers (15.5 miles), ABC news reports.
The Geological Survey Department said several aftershocks followed the main quake. The quake shook some out of their beds, especially in the island’s western district of Paphos where it was felt most strongly. Many slept through it and woke up to the rhythms of their daily routine.