Crete hit with a earthquake that was felt in Egypt

Crete hit with a earthquake that was felt in Egypt

An earthquake of magnitude 5.6 struck Crete, Greece, on Wednesday, the country’s Geodynamic Institute said. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

The European Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) earlier registered the tremor at 6.1. Egyptian authorities reported the quake was felt in some of the country’s cities. Crete earthquakes a second since Christmas.

The quake was at a depth of 80 km (49.7 miles), the EMSC said. Greece’s Geodynamic Institute said the depth was 42.7 km.

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Crete earthquakes hit the Greek island of Crete on Boxing Day

Three moderate earthquakes have hit Crete on Boxing Day, with tremors also felt in other southern Greek islands.

The first – which had a magnitude of 5.2 – took place on Sunday afternoon, with the second – which had a slightly greater magnitude of 5.4 – striking just before 7pm local time. A smaller tremor of 4.2 followed shortly after.

No damage or casualties had been reported as of Sunday evening.


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