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A powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.5 shakes the Greek island of Crete

A powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.5 rattled the Greek island of Crete, damaging buildings and sending crowds to the streets.

  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck the island at 9:17 am local time
  • It is believed that at least two people are trapped in the collapsed building
  • The quake rushed people down the street, causing school evacuation
  • Several aftershocks were also recorded, including a magnitude 4.8 aftershock.
  • Details to follow


A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck southern Crete Greece On Monday morning, it damaged several buildings and trapped civilians in collapsed structures.

According to the Institute of Geodynamics, Athens, the epicenter of the earthquake at 9:17 am local time (6:17 AM GMT) is 14 miles northwest of Alvi (about 153 miles southeast of Athens). It was 6 miles.

Citizens rushed to the streets in the quake and two people reportedly trapped in a collapsed building caused school evacuation, but no injuries have yet been reported.

Earlier, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) stated that the magnitude of the earthquake reached 6.5, but the United States Geological Survey (USGS) has set it to 6.0.

Several aftershocks also struck the area, and the EMSC gave the strongest a preliminary magnitude of 4.6.

Several buildings in Heraklion were damaged by a magnitude 6.5 earthquake, but no injuries have yet been reported.

Several aftershocks also struck the area, and the EMSC gave the strongest a preliminary magnitude of 4.6.

A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck Crete in southern Greece on Monday morning, damaging several buildings and trapping civilians in collapsed structures.

Local media on Crete reported some damage, mainly due to the collapse of the walls of an old stone building in a village near the epicenter of the earthquake in the eastern part of the island.

The mayor of Alkarohori village in the center of the island told Skai TV that two churches and other buildings in the village were damaged and two were trapped.

Meanwhile, Vasilis Rambrinos, the mayor of Heraklion, Crete’s largest coastal city, told Skai TV that there were no immediate reports of injuries or serious damage in his city from emergency services, but officials said. Confirmed that all schools had been evacuated as they were checking for structural damage to the building.

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A powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.5 shakes the Greek island of Crete

SourceA powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.5 shakes the Greek island of Crete

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