Earthquake 5.6 on Richter Scale Rocks Crete

seismos_kriti1An earthquake measuring 5.6 points on the Richter Scale shook the island of Crete at 11:30 am on Wednesday.

The earthquake hit the sea area south of the island, but was particularly felt in Crete. There are no reported damages so far.

According to the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre, the earthquake intensity was 5.6 on the Richter scale. The Athens Geodynamic Institute says the quake was recorded 12 km southeast of Zakros, Sitia and had a focal depth of 10 km.

The quake was felt in Heraklion, while in eastern Crete and Lassithi vibration was intense and many people took to the streets.