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Published on Monday, September 27, 2021

Strong quake hits Crete






A strong earthquake rattled the Greek island of Crete, leaving at least one person dead and several injured.


It has caused damage to buildings and some hotels wrere evacuated.


The epicentre was around 25km from the capital Heraklion, according to the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre with a magnitude of 6.0.


Heraklion mayor Vassilis Lambrinos told Greek Skai television there were no reports of any injuries or severe damage within the city.


Children were evacuated from schools.


"This is not an event that occurred without warning. We have seen activity in this region for several months. This was a strong earthquake, it was not under sea but under land and affecting populated areas," seismologist Gerasimos Papadopoulos said in a TV interview.


It was followed by several aftershocks.


 

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