5.3 Magnitude Earthquake East of Crete

    Earthquake East of CreteThe Geodynamics Institute of the National Observatory of Athens has announced that a 5.3-magnitude earthquake hit the east of Crete on Wednesday morning at 00:45 pm.

    The tremor occurred at the seabed between Kasos and Crete, at a depth of about 10 kilometers.

    Earthquakes have historically caused widespread damage across central and southern Greece, Cyprus, Sicily and other neighboring regions. Last year, a series of strong earthquakes on the Greek island of Kefalonia damaged hundreds of homes and injured more than a dozen people.


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