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Crete: A strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake hits a Greek holiday island

The provisional magnitude of the earthquake was 6.3 (Photo: Getty)

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck the Greek island of Crete.

It comes just two weeks after another quake on the island killed people and damaged hundreds of buildings.

There were no immediate reports of injury or injury.

According to the Institute of Geodynamics in Athens, the quake on Tuesday afternoon had a preliminary magnitude of 6.3 and occurred under the sea off the east coast of the island.

It brings it closer to the surface 6.0 earthquake It was a little stronger at the end of last month, but in a tentative reading it was registered as more ferocious than it turned out later.

The epicenter was 23km east of The Cross village, and the depth was only 2km, which was shallow.

According to police officials, the fire brigade had not received a call for help immediately after the incident at 12:24 pm.

An earthquake also struck Crete on September 27 (Photo: AFP)
The latest earthquake struck the island on Tuesday (Photo: Metro.co.uk)

Local media said it was felt on Crete and the Dodecanese Islands in the Aegean Sea.

Greece is on many fault lines and is hit by sporadic earthquakes.

According to Greek seismologists, the quake on Tuesday originated from a different fault line than the one on September 27, injuring 10 people.

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