A powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.3 shook Greece’s holiday island of Crete just weeks after the man died in the quake.
Witnesses reported feeling a “massive shake” as the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center recorded the epicenter 31 miles southeast of the port of Sitia.
According to the agency, the quake was 6.2 miles deep.
Residents of the town of Analipsi reported to the EMSC: “Large sway. The whole house shook at least 15 centimeters from side to side. It lasted about 20 seconds.”
The Institute of Geodynamics in Athens reported that the quake occurred offshore off the east coast of the island at 12:24 pm local time (9:24 GMT).
According to the institute, earthquakes of magnitude 4.1 and 4.5, which are thought to be aftershocks, occurred minutes later.
There were no immediate reports of serious injury or injury.
Officials said police and fire brigades were checking buildings in eastern Crete for damage.
The quake was felt on Greek islands east of Crete, such as Karpathos, Cassos, and Rhodes.
Yiannis Leondarakis, Deputy Governor of Crete, told Greek state radio:
It will come later Catastrophic earthquake on the island last month The church dome crashed into an internal contractor-killing a new grandpa and injuring his son, who was pulled alive from the rubble.
He was one of at least 24 injured, as up to 1,000 homes on Greece’s largest island were reported to have been damaged by a magnitude 6.0 earthquake.
British tourists evacuated from the resort, but in the island’s capital, Heraklion, people rushed to the streets when the earthquake shook their homes at 9:17 am local time.
In addition, although no dangerous waves have been reported, it caused a slip in the bedrock and issued a tsunami warning.
The father of two 65-year-old Iakovos Tsagarakis, who recently became grandpas, was nominated as the first dead.
He was one of three builders trapped under a fallen dome while renovating the Church of the Prophet Elias of Alcalocoli.
His son is said to have broken, but survived with a third man after being able to ask for help.
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A powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.3 shakes the Greek holiday island of Crete A few weeks after a killer tremor damaged 1,000 buildings
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