​​​​​​​An earthquake measuring 6.2 struck the central Mediterranean

The European Mediterranean Center for Seismology reported that an earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale hit dawn today, the central Mediterranean region.

The center pointed out that the epicenter of the earthquake was located about 240 km southwest of the Greek region of Methoni, and at a depth of 10 km. The area witnessed earthquakes recently, which raised the concerns of researchers.

Iran recorded an earthquake on May 7 with a force of 5.1, which led to the killing and wounding of several people in the town of Damavand in Tehran Province, and 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.

Also, last Sunday, Iraq announced the recording of an earthquake that hit the Sulaymaniyah Governorate in southern Kurdistan, with a magnitude of 3.7.

The Syrian Seismology Center has recorded dozens of minor tremors and a number of earthquakes during the past two months, which resulted in no human or material losses.

Also this month, citizens in Egypt felt light earthquakes, the source of which was an earthquake in the island of Crete in the eastern Mediterranean, measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale.

At the beginning of the month, an earthquake measuring 6.5 struck the Greek island of Crete, which was centered in the depth of the sea.



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