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Turkey Earthquake Kills Woman on Greek Island of Lesbos

Turkey Earthquake Kills Woman on Greek Island of Lesbos
 (U.S. Geological Survey}

Tuesday, 13 June 2017 09:01 AM EDT

A Turkey earthquake killed a woman and injured at least ten on a Greek island following the undersea quake which was also felt in Istanbul.

The mayor of the Greek island of Lesbos said one woman has been found dead after her house collapsed following the strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2, reported The Associated Press.

Spyros Galinos said the woman was found in the southern village of Vrisa, which was badly affected by Monday's earthquake.

Earthquakes are frequent in Greece and Turkey, which are on active fault lines.

The governor of Greece's north Aegean region told state-run ERT television that "we're using all the resources we have to help the people in southern Lesbos.

It wasn't immediately clear if Monday's quake had caused any major damage in Turkey or Greece.

Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management said the earthquake was in the Aegean Sea at a depth of more than four miles and hit at 3:28 p.m. Tremors were felt in densely-populated Istanbul and in the western Turkish provinces of Izmir.

State-run radio in Greece said hundreds of residents left buildings and waited out in the street in Lesbos' capital, Mytilene.

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