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article image4.4 earthquake hits Mediterranean Sea

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By Greta McClain     Feb 19, 2013 in World
A 4.4 magnitude earthquake has been recorded in the eastern portion of the Mediterranean Sea, approximately 153 km (95 miles) southeast of Karpathos, Greece.
According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre, the earthquake was recorded at 12:34 p.m. GMT (2:34 p.m. local time). The depth of the quake was measured at 64 km and the epicenter was approximately 382 km (237 miles) northwest of Alexandria, Egypt.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, seismic activity in the area is active due to the merging of the African and Eurasian plates. The Hellenic region in the southern part of Greece records the most activity.
No tsunami warnings have been issued at this time.
Digital Journal will provide updates as they become available.
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