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Crete hit by 6.5 magnitude earthquake as Greek holiday island shakes with tremors

Crete hit by 6.5 magnitude earthquake as Greek holiday island shakes with tremors

An earthquake with a 6.5 magnitude has rocked the Greek holiday island Crete.

The earthquake occurred at 6.15am on Monday, and was reportedly felt in Bulgaria, Turkey, Egypt, Italy, Libya and North Macedonia.

The European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said the quake had a depth of 1.24 miles and occurred 14 km southeast of island capital city Heraklion.

The EMSC also tweeted: “This is the 3rd felt #earthquake in Crete, Greece in the last 30 minutes.”

One user on Twitter said: “Let’s just say I got scared to death! A big one that lasted for quite sometime. We are ok here in Rethymno (city in Crete) tho.”

Another said: “Nothing quite like being woken up by an actual earthquake! Whole room shaking from side to side.”

The earthquake comes after a 4.2 magnitude quake rocked the nearby holiday island Kos, which recorded a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicentre on September 11.

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Crete hit by 6.5 magnitude earthquake as Greek holiday island shakes with tremors
Anurag Reddy
I'm a 29-year-old travel enthusiast, travel and nature photographer, Computer Science graduate, and Mass Communication student. I have seen different shades of life through traveling and lived different lives through reading. With every word I write, I travel within, and I understand myself better. Writing helps me discover myself, and that paved roads for me to choose writing as a profession.
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