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Greece, Crete. Earthquake. The island is plagued by numerous tremors

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On Tuesday morning there was another earthquake in Crete. It had a magnitude of 5.4. Over 40 tremors have been reported in Greece in the last 24 hours, the services reported. Many residents had to spend last night in tents and cars, fearing for their lives and health.

Tuesday’s earthquake occurred at 7.48am local time (in Poland it was 6.48am). It had a magnitude of 5.4, the Institute of Geodynamics of the National Observatory in Athens reported. Its epicenter was 23 kilometers southwest of Heraklion, the largest city in Crete.

According to the European Mediterranean Seismology Center, 43 tremors were recorded in the last 24 hours in Greece.

Crete. Earthquake

Hundreds of Creteers spent the night from Monday to Tuesday in tents and parks or slept in their cars in the aftermath of the earthquake that hit Arkalochori village on Monday morning. According to witnesses, the strong tremors lasted several seconds and were felt within a radius of several dozen kilometers from the inland, 20 kilometers south-east of the largest city of Crete – Heraklion.

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According to the European Mediterranean Seismology Center (EMSC), the earthquake was magnitude 6, while the Greek geological survey reported a magnitude of 5.8. There were also numerous less severe aftershocks. 11 people were injured and one was killed. Local authorities reported significant damage to buildings and the water supply system. Schools were evacuated.

The earthquake in CreteCSEM EMSC

ekathimerini.com, CSEM EMSC, tvnmeteo.pl

Main photo source: PAP / EPA / NIKOS CHALKIADAKIS, CSEM EMSC



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