A major earthquake of magnitude 6.4 occurred on Crete, a holiday island in Greece, and a tsunami warning was issued.
According to the US Geological Survey, the quake struck the east coast of the island at a depth of 10 km below the village of Palaiokastro.
The village is 84 km from Agios Nikolaos, a popular destination for British tourists.
Come 3 weeks after the next tremor Killed a man on the island and damaged hundreds of buildings..
No immediate reports of serious injury or injury since Tuesday earthquake..
Officials said police and fire brigades were checking buildings in eastern Crete for damage.
The quake was also felt on the Greek islands east of Crete, such as Karpathos, Cassos and Rhodes.
Lieutenant Governor of Crete, Yiannis Leondarakis, told Greek state radio: “The quake was felt throughout the island and still felt the aftershocks of the previous quake, causing concern.”
Hundreds of people in the village south of Heraklion, the island’s largest city, lost their homes after the magnitude 5.8 earthquake that struck on September 27.
A man died during restoration work in a damaged church in the area.
Residents whose houses were damaged were moved to hotels and tents set up by the military.
“Fortunately, it was a strong event, and despite its shallow depth, no serious damage was seen,” Leondarakis said of the quake on Tuesday.
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