Sunday, October 17, 2021

Magnitude 6.3 Severe earthquake off the Greek island of Crete

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The earth shook off the Greek island of Crete: A magnitude of 6.3 was measured. Apparently a church has collapsed. According to initial reports, no one was injured.

An earthquake broke out on the Greek island of Crete on Monday. The quake was measured at a depth of ten kilometers. This is reported by the “LastQuake” page. According to the earthquake observatory, the epicenter was 405 kilometers southeast of Athens in the sea.

So far, nothing is known about the fatalities and injuries. Due to the location of the earthquake, no serious damage is expected. This is what the seismologist Stephen Hicks wrote in an early assessment on Twitter.

According to a local media report, the church of Agios Nikolaos in Xirokampos, Sitia, has collapsed. The fire brigade is on alert.

The island was last hit by a major 5.8 magnitude earthquake at the end of September. One person was killed, several were injured, and numerous houses were destroyed.

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