Strong quake jolts Crete

Strong quake jolts Crete

A strong earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale was recorded at 12:24 on Tuesday, according to Athens National Observatory Geodynamics Institute.

The quake's epicentre was 23 km east of Zakros and its focal depth was 8.2 km.

No injuries or damages have been reported so far.

No connection between recent quakes in Crete

The 6.3 Richter quake that shook the village of Zakros on Tuesday is not linked to the 5.8 Richter quake near Arkalochori roughly two weeks ago, professor of seismology Ethymios Lekkas told the Athens-Macedonian News Agency on Tuesday. According to Lekkas who is president of the Earthquake Planning and Protection Organisation of Greece, the two quakes arose from two different faults.

The professor explained that it was a superficial and shallow earthquake that was felt widely in Crete, the islands of the Dodecanese and the wider region.

According to Lekkas, the epicentre of Tuesday's quake was 80 km away from that of Arkalochori and arose in a different fault.

Source: ana-mpa

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