Greece earthquake: Crete hit by 6.4 magnitude quake sending shockwaves across holiday spot | World | News


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. 

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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.”





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