The earthquake was felt throughout the region, including at multiple locations in Israel.
By REUTERS, JERUSALEM POST STAFF
People wearing protective masks walk next to a Cypriot flag painted on a wall in capital Nicosia, Cyprus
(photo credit: YIANNIS KOURTOGLOU/REUTERS)
An earthquake of magnitude 6.4 struck the Cyprus region on Tuesday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre said.
The quake was at a depth of 2 km. (1.24 miles), EMSC said.
The earthquake was felt throughout the region, including in multiple locations in Israel, according to the Israel Police, who noted that they received dozens of calls on hotlines.
People throughout Israel said the earthquake was felt at around 3:10 a.m. in cities all over the country, ranging from Tel Aviv, Petah Tikva, Haifa, Beersheba to Jerusalem and Nahariya, according to Ynet.
A tsunami warning is not currently in effect for Israel, the police said.
The quake was also felt by some in Egypt, according to Egypt’s National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics, which estimated its magnitude at 6.6.
It was reportedly felt as far away as northern Greece.