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A 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck the Greek island of Crete

A 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck the Greek island of Crete

6.3-magnitude earthquake On the Richter scale, the second most dangerous area in two weeks, shook the eastern part of Greek island of Crete, the largest in the country.

As announced by the Geodynamic Institute of the Athens Observatory, the epicenter of the earthquake, which occurred at 12:24 local time (09:24 GMT), was located in the sea at 23 km east of the town of Zakros (405 kilometers southeast of Athens), in the east of the island, already one 5 km depth.

At the moment there is no information on injuries, though The long earthquake caused a lot of anxiety in the Cretan capital Heraklion, and in other tourist towns such as Ayios Nikolaos or Sitia, where damage to buildings has been reported.

File photo of damage caused by an earthquake in September east of the Greek island of Crete.  EFE / EPA / NIKOS CHALKIADAKIS
File photo of damage caused by an earthquake in September east of the Greek island of Crete. EFE / EPA / NIKOS CHALKIADAKIS

Local media said it was also felt in the Dodecanese islands in the Aegean by residents.

“The epicenter is in the sea, far from inhabited places”He said on the radio Sky Greek seismologist Gerasimos Papadopoulos.

Greece is in a series of faults and intermittently hit by earthquakes.

15 days ago, another earthquake in Crete left one dead and dozens injured.

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