In Achna the epicenter of the earthquake - Sensible in Israel and Turkey

Snapshot 2021 01 21 16.43.03 exclusive, EARTHQUAKE

The Department of Geological Survey of the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment announces that on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 16:27 a strong earthquake of magnitude M = 5.0 on the Richter scale was recorded by the seismological network of the Department.

The epicenter was reported near Dasaki Achnas, 18 kilometers northeast of Larnaca and at a depth of 55 kilometers. The earthquake was felt throughout Cyprus, due to its great focal depth. It was strongly felt in the epicenter area, in the province of Larnaca, Famagusta, Nicosia and Limassol, and slightly felt in the province of Paphos. It was also observed in Syria, Lebanon, Israel and Turkey.

The phenomenon is monitored by the Seismological Center of the Department of Geological Survey and the relevant information (seismic parameters, interactive maps, etc.) is published on the websites of the Department of Geological Survey. and