Selava Omar – Xeber24.net – Agencies
An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale struck early Thursday morning, in the middle of the Mediterranean, according to the European Mediterranean Center for Seismology.
The center reported that the epicenter was 240 km southwest of the Methoni region in Greece, at a depth of 10 km. There was no immediate word on casualties or damage.
The region has witnessed earthquakes in recent times, raising the concerns of researchers.
Where last Sunday, Iraq announced an earthquake, which struck the Sulaymaniyah Governorate in the Kurdistan Region, where it detected a tremor measuring 3.7 degrees.
Also this month, citizens in Egypt felt light earthquakes, the source of which was an earthquake in the eastern Mediterranean island of Crete, measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale.
In Iran, an earthquake on May 7, with a magnitude of 5.1, killed and injured several people in the town of Damavand in Tehran Province. Later, a hundred aftershocks were recorded after the earthquake that struck the town.
The Iranian Geological Survey indicated that the increase in the number of aftershocks reduces the possibility of a strong earthquake, but it warned that the movement of the earth plates could not be expected during the coming period.