Crete earthquake: Magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes Greek island triggering tsunami warning | world News
A 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit the Greek island of Crete, and a tsunami warning was issued.
The earthquake hit the island’s eastern coast at a depth of ten kilometers below the village of Palicastro, according to the US Geological Survey.
Located 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Agios Nikolaos, the village is a popular destination for British tourists.
Comes three weeks after another jerk Killed a man on the island and damaged hundreds of buildings.
There were no immediate reports of major damage or injury after Tuesday Earthquake, which, according to the Geodynamic Institute of Athens, was followed by aftershocks of magnitude 4.1 and 4.6.
Authorities said police and firefighters were checking buildings in eastern Crete for damage.
The earthquake was also felt on the Greek islands east of Crete, including Karpathos, Cassos and Rhodes.
“The earthquake was felt all over the island, and it really caused concern because we still felt aftershocks from the previous earthquake,” Deputy Governor of Crete, Yiannis Loondarakis, told state-run Radio Greece.
Hundreds of people from villages south of Heraklion, the island’s largest city, remain homeless after the 5.8-magnitude earthquake on September 27.
A man was killed while carrying out restoration work on a damaged church in the area.
Residents whose homes were damaged were moved to hotels and tents set up by the army.
“Fortunately, there does not appear to be any significant damage despite the fact that it was a strong event and occurred at a shallow depth,” Mr. Leondarakis said of Tuesday’s quake.