Earthquake of 4.8 Magnitude Rocks Crete



An earthquake of 4.8 magnitude on the Richter scale shook Crete at 13:22 on Saturday, while 13 minutes later a 3.5 magnitude aftershock followed in the same area.

The epicenter was reported to be below the sea floor at 8 km. east of Sitia.

According to the Geodynamic Institute of Athens, the epicenter was located in the sea area east of Sitia. The focal depth was estimated to be 20.5 km.

President of the Organization for Anti-Sesmic Planning and Protection (OASP) Efthymios Lekkas said on Thema 104.6 radio station that there will be small seismic activity to follow, but there will be no significant tremors.

No damages were reported.