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Sturdy earthquake hits Greek vacation island of Crete, ‘tsunami warning’ issued

Strong earthquake hits Greek island of Crete, 'tsunami
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Sturdy earthquake hits Greek island of Crete, ‘tsunami warning’ issued

A 6.6-magnitude earthquake hit the Greek vacation island of Crete on Saturday. The depth of the quake was measured to be round 10 kilometers (six miles). There’s a potential Tsunami warning in place for the island, the Day by day Star quoted the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) as saying.┬áThe epicenter of the earthquake was mentioned to be 141 km (87 miles) south of Crete’s capital Iraklion.

A powerful aftershock was additionally felt 10 minutes later round 102 km (63 miles) from the island. The preliminary magnitude of the aftershock was measured to be 4.eight and was adopted by a second aftershock with a magnitude of 4.1. There have been no rapid casualties or injury reported. Based on stories, the quake was felt in Heraklion and Lassithi. Some stories recommended that the sturdy tremors have been felt as far-off as Albania and the Center East.

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