Earthquake kills woman, destroys houses on Lesbos

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A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 badly damaged scores of homes on the eastern Greek island of Lesbos Monday, killing one woman and injuring at least 10 people.

The tremor at around 3:28pm (12:28 GMT) on Monday was also felt on neighbouring islands and the Greek capital of Athens, as well as in western Turkey, including in Istanbul.

Lesbos mayor Spyros Galinos and the fire service said the woman, who was 45 years old, was found dead in the southern village of Vrisa that was worst-hit by the quake, which had its epicentre under the sea, at a shallow depth of seven kilometers.

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