Greece: Severe earthquake shakes the holiday island of Crete

Just two weeks ago, Crete was hit by a 5.8 magnitude earthquake. On Tuesday (October 12th) the earth shook again off the coast of the Greek island. This time the value 6.3 was measured on the Richter scale.

According to the Geodynamic Institute of Athens, the epicenter was about 20 kilometers east of the island and about eight kilometers below the sea floor. According to initial media reports, nobody was injured.

The tremors were extremely palpable in Crete. In the port city of Heraklion and many other places, people fled to the streets in a panic. Eyewitnesses reported on social media that the earth shook for at least 29 seconds.

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In the earthquake on September 27, one person was killed and almost a dozen other people were injured. At that time, the center of the quake was around 23 kilometers from Heraklion on the island.


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