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Huge 6.0 magnitude earthquake near Crete triggering urgent tsunami warning

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TSUNAMI warnings have been issued after a major earthquake struck parts of Crete.

Warnings have been issued for Heraklion and Sitia after seismologists recorded a magnitude six tremor in the area.

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A tsunami warning has been issued for parts of Crete, Greece, after a severe earthquake[/caption]

“Earthquake (#σεισμός) M6.0 occurred 60 km northeast of #Siteía (#Greece) 20 minutes ago (01:25:00 local time),” tweeted the Independent Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC).

“Get away from the shore and reach a higher place. Follow the instructions of the national authorities.”

The earthquake is said to have struck at 01:25 local time and struck at a depth of 80 km (49.71 miles), EMSC said.

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