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Magnitude 5.2 Earthquake Rattles Crete

A magnitude 5.2 earthquake hit the Greek island of Crete at 07:39 local time on Wednesday.

According to the Geodynamic Institute of Athens the epicenter was 31km south of Heraklion and was recorded at a depth of 66km.

Local site Nea Kriti reported that the tremor was felt throughout the island and as far north as Santorini.

The island’s regional governor Stavros Arnaoutakis said that there is no information of injuries or damage to buildings.

Speaking at Proto Thema radio station he said: “I have spoken with the mayor of Anogeia, where the epicenter of the earthquake was recorded and he told me there is no damage. The tremor was was felt here in Heraklion. It was short, 5-6 seconds,” Arnaoutakis said.


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