Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake Hits Crete - Seismologists

Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake Hits Crete - Seismologists

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 struck Crete early on Monday morning, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 27th September, 2021) An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 struck Crete early on Monday morning, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said.

According to seismological data, the earthquake struck at a 6.21 miles in depth at 15.53 miles southeast of the city of Heraklion.

Following the earthquake, EMSC reported five more, the largest one reaching a magnitude of 4.6.

As a result of tremors, two churches collapsed in Arkalochori, schools were evacuated across the island and a number of buildings saw significant damages. Local media reported that three people were trapped after the earthquake damaged buildings in which they were located. Rescue operations are underway.

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