The Geological Survey of Cyprus announced today, Monday, that a small tsunami occurred off the coast of the city of Famagusta in the north of the country, in the wake of the earthquake that struck Turkey with a magnitude of 7.2 on the Richter scale.
Christodoulos Hadjiorgiou, director of the center, said, according to the Cyprus Mail, a Cypriot newspaper, that no losses or damages were recorded as a result of the tsunami, pointing to the possibility of more serious damage, and that the Geological Survey is monitoring the situation.
The earthquake struck areas in southern Turkey early this morning, killing 284 people and injuring 440 others.
On the other hand, Dr. Mahmoud Salah, a professor at the National Institute for Astronomical Research, revealed the details of the earthquake that the Turkish lands witnessed during the past hours, and it was felt by a large number of citizens in the governorates of the Arab Republic of Egypt.
He added that the seismic activity of this region is the largest in this region since 1975, pointing out that the main center of the National Seismic Network works around the clock to monitor earthquakes.