Lesvos quake.

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Seis­mol­o­gists said yes­ter­day there was no cause for con­cern on Lesvos af­ter two quakes hit the eastern Aegean is­land. Seis­mol­o­gist Efthimios Lekkas told the Athens News Agency, how­ever, that it will likely be 48 hours be­fore the seis­mic ac­tiv­ity ends com­pletely. He stressed that yes­ter­day’s tremors were not linked to the North Ana­to­lian Fault Line, the source of pow­er­ful quakes in the past. The earth­quakes mea­sured 5.3 and 5.1 on the Richter scale. The sec­ond quake, 5.3, shook the is­land at 1 p.m., just a few hours af­ter the first tremor. The first quake oc­curred 70 kilo­me­ters north­east of the is­land, while the sec­ond was some 63 kilo­me­ters north­west. There were no in­juries.

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