The huge tremor was registered this afternoon at around 2pm. It is not known the level of damage or injuries on the island, which is one of Grece’s biggest. There has also yet to be any word on tsunami warnings. However, earthquake expert Christoph Gruetzner wrote on Twitter: “Wow, big #earthquake offshore in Crete. @LastQuake says M6.5. Perhaps a rather shallow thrust. Likely no damage or tsunami.”
The earthquake was recorded at a depth of around 10km in the Mediterranean Sea.
@Alertes Info wrote: “Earthquake off Crete. Magnitude revised to 6.6. Very strong for the region. No tsunami alert.”
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Published at Sat, 02 May 2020 13:09:00 +0000