The quake struck close to Crete this morning. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the quake struck a depth of 10km. The USGS also revealed the earthquake hit the east coast of Crete.
The earthquake was reported at 9.24am UTC, 12.24pm local time.
According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), this is the seventh quake to strike Greece.
They also warned of a potential tsunami in the region following the earthquake today.
One person from Sitia, said on the EMSC: “Quite strong one!
“I couldn’t walk properly on the road!”
Another person also said: “Was strong enough to go outside the building.”
A third also said: “I felt a little bit of shaking and swinging.”
In the last half an hour, the EMSC has also reported a 3.5 magnitude earthquake in Crete.
Another quake was reported in the Dodecanese Islands today.
One person was killed after a 5.8 magnitude quake struck the island on September 27.
The man died after a church dome collapsed in the town of Arkalochori.
Approximately 2,500 tents were set to house residents in the area.
British woman Millie Mackay told the BBC: “Glasses started smashing so we ran outside by the pool.
“There the bosses guided us to a place of safety.
“The manager was then calling out room numbers and checking if everyone was out and OK.”
Local resident Evangelia Christaki told AFP news agency: “Fortunately, our home was not too badly damaged.
“But the authorities have told us to stay outdoors over the next hours. In any case, we are so scared.”