Another earthquake measuring 2.9 occurred in Famagusta on Friday

After the scary earthquake that rattled Cyprus on Thursday, another earthquake reportedly occurred again on Friday evening in the Famagusta region of southern Cyprus.

According to the data released by Kandilli Observatory, the earthquake of magnitude of 3.2 occurred about 7:55pm local time on Friday.

The one on Thursday was recorded at magnitude 5.3 and felt across the island.

Friday's minor earthquake is the after shock of Thursday's earthquake with a depth of 31.2 kilometers and epicenter in the village of Avgorou, in Famagusta area of south Cyprus.

According to data by NOA, the earthquake had a magnitude of 2.9 and a dept of 31 km, 407km ESE from Kastelorizon, Cyprus.

This quake was felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions. 

Recently, there have been considerable earthquakes in the Aegean Sea and also in the Mediterranean. For this reason, there are various concerns and rumors that earthquakes have started in the region and that there may be larger earthquakes but this is not true, said Dr. Serhan ┼×ensoy, Civil Engineering Faculty Member and Vice Rector Assoc., Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) who also noted that the region is an earthquake zone. 

First of all, when we consider that the region we are in is an earthquake zone, it is natural for these earthquakes to occur. It is not correct to produce different scenarios and / or non-scientific reasons for this. What we need to know is that there can always be earthquakes in earthquake zones and we should be cautious in this direction.

He also noted that there are continuous earthquakes in the region and something not to be afraid of. 

It is known that there are continuous earthquakes in the region. Therefore, we should not panic, but be cautious, he said.

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