At 6:26 of this morning, the island was hit by an earthquake of 6.8 magnitude. According to sources the epicenter of the seismic event is located in the sea at a depth of 60 km at the south-eastern part of the island, at 28 km south of the village of Lardos, 65 km from the town of Rhodes. Currently there are reports of only minor damages in some old buildings (upd. 14:00 local time).