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Greece earthquake news - live: Major tremors strike island of Rhodes as vibrations felt as far as Israel

pA chapel near the village of Zakros on the eastern coast of the island of Crete that was damaged by the last earthquake to strike the country on 12 October/p

A chapel near the village of Zakros on the eastern coast of the island of Crete that was damaged by the last earthquake to strike the country on 12 October

A powerful earthquake has struck off the coast of Greece measuring between 5.9 and 6.4 on the Richter scale, with the tremors reportedly felt as far away as Turkey, Egypt, Syria and Israel.

The epicentre of the quake is believed to be close to the island of Rhodes. The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre reported the incident on Twitter, writing: “This M6.4 earthquake was felt in Eastern Mediterranean Sea, South Greece.”

Witnesses to the quake reported feeling rooms “sway from side to side” and seeing beds and other furniture moving.

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Greece struck by massive earthquake off Rhodes

A powerful earthquake has struck off the coast of Greece measuring between 5.9 and 6.4 on the Richter scale, with the tremors reportedly felt as far away as Turkey, Egypt, Syria and Israel.

The epicentre of the quake is believed to be close to the island of Rhodes. The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre reported the incident on Twitter, writing: “This M6.4 earthquake was felt in Eastern Mediterranean Sea, South Greece.”

Witnesses to the quake reported feeling rooms “sway from side to side” and seeing beds and other furniture moving.

Here’s the latest from Holly Bancroft.

The tremors have reportedly been felt as far as Turkey, Egypt, Syria and Israel

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Good morning and welcome to The Independent’s live coverage as Greece again reels from the impact of a major earthquake.