Powerful magnitude 6.3 earthquake strikes Greek holiday island of Crete
A powerful magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck the Greek holiday island of Crete on Tuesday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre said.
The epicenter was about 51 kilometers (31 miles) south-east of the port town of Sitia, the EMSC reported. The quake was at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles).
Witnesses reported feeling a ‘massive tremor’ and said their houses shook side to side.
One resident, from the town of Analipsi near Heraklion, reported to EMSC: ‘Massive tremor. The whole house shook side to side by at least 15 centimetres. It lasted about 20 seconds.’
Another person from the same town, which is 43 kilometres from the earthquake’s epicentre, said: ‘Long duration, even people driving felt it.’
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A powerful magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck the Greek holiday island of Crete on Tuesday (file image)