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The earthquake in Crete. It was strong, it had a magnitude of 6.5

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The earthquake in Crete. According to the European Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC), it had a magnitude of 6.5. So far, there is no information about the damage and casualties.

There was a 6.5 magnitude earthquake on the Greek island of Crete on Monday morning, the European Mediterranean Seismology Center (EMSC) reported. The quake epicenter was inland, 20 kilometers south of Heraklion.

Several seconds of shaking

According to the reports posted on the EMSC website by witnesses of the event, the earthquake was felt within a radius of several dozen kilometers from its center.

The inhabitants of Crete inform that the shocks lasted several seconds – paintings fell from the walls in the houses and glass broke. Some people took to the streets and individual buildings were slightly damaged.

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So far, there is no official information about possible casualties and losses.

Main photo source: USGS

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