African tectonic plate activity caused Tuesday’s quake in Cyprus - Report

The strong earthquake that rocked the island of Cyprus on Tuesday was caused because it is located in an area of ​​intense seismic activity near the junction between the Eurasian and the African tectonic plate.

Scientific research shows that Africa is drifting north and pressing against the tectonic plate of the Eurasian continent.

And that this same collision had crumpled the Earth’s crust to create the Alps as well as  caused quakes in neighboring Egypt that were recorded in the time of the pharaohs 4,000 years ago.

Tuesday’s magnitude 6.1 earthquake occurred at 3:08am on at a depth of 19 km, about 40 km from the Paphos shore.

The earthquake was strongly felt by the population in many places in Cyprus but only minor damages were recorded.

The situation would be different if the quake had occurred inland.

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