Magnitude 5.3 Earthquake Rattles Crete

    A magnitude 5.3 earthquake rattled the island of Crete in Greece late on Saturday.

    The quake occured at 11:30 p.m. local time off the coast of Ierapetra on the southern part of the island, at a depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles).

    Although the temblor was felt strongly in the eastern part of Crete, according to local media, no casualties or damages have been reported so far.

    Three aftershocks of magnitude 3.5 followed.