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6 magnitude earthquake shakes Greece

International Desk
earthquake shakes Greece
A magnitude 6.0 earthquake has shaken the Greek island of Crete. This has affected six more neighboring countries. The quake struck Greece at 9:17 a.m. local time, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).

It originated just 14 kilometers from the city of Heraklion on the island of Crete, and the center was 8.7 kilometers below the surface.

The USGS said the quake affected Greece, Bulgaria, Turkey, Egypt, Italy, Libya, and northern Macedonia.

The European Mediterranean Earthquake Center (EMSC), however, initially said the magnitude of the quake was 6.5. But after a while, he corrected it and brought it down to six. The epicenter was reported below the ground, however; no tsunami alert was issued. The strongest of these tremors was recorded at 4.6.

According to The Independent, citing local media, several old buildings on the island of Crete have been damaged. Walls have been reported to have collapsed in villages near the epicenter.

The mayor of Heraklion, Vasilis Lambrinos, told a local television station that he did not immediately receive any reports of major damage or serious injuries. However, students have been removed from schools as a precaution.

Just two weeks before the quake, a magnitude 4.2 earthquake shook the Greek tourist island of Kos.
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