Powerful earthquake rocks western Turkey, Greek islands

A powerful 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck the Aegean coast of western Turkey and the Greek island of Lesbos and Chios on Monday (local time).

According to the US Geological Survey, the epicentre of the quake was in the Aegean sea 11 kilometres south of Plomari, a village on the southern coast of Lesbos, and there were several aftershocks.

Greece’s ERT state TV reports at least ten people were injured in the Lesbos village of Vrisa after a number of old homes collapsed.


There have been no reports of damage or casualties in Turkey.