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Cyprus Earthquake
Released: 10/9/1996

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An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4 occurred off the coast of Cyprus in the Mediterranean Sea, Wed., Oct. 9, 1996, at 9:10 a.m EST, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The epicenter is estimated to be about 20 miles southwest of Paphos on Cyprus or 80 miles southwest of Nicosia.

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake occurred on July 19, 1996, near the Dodecanese Islands of Greece, about 215 miles southwest of Athens.


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