The magnitude of the tremors was 7.2 on the Richter scale
The earthquake happened near the coast, so the height of the expected tsunami could be 1 meter. In a number of areas, due to the disaster, there was a power outage.
The authorities of the city of Watari decided to evacuate almost 7 thousand residents so as not to expose them to the danger of being hit by a wave.
Everyone who stayed on the coast was advised to climb the hill.
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Earlier, the information and analytical portal PI reported that a series of earthquakes occurred near the Greek island of Lesvos in the Aegean Sea.