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5.7 magnitude quake jolts Greek island of Crete

5.7 magnitude quake jolts Greek island of Crete
No immediate casualties or damage reported, says local media

By Ahmet Gencturk

ANKARA (AA) – A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck the Greek island of Crete on Wednesday, the country’s Institute of Geodynamics, National Observatory of Athens said, adding that the earthquake was at a depth of 42.7 kilometers (26.5 miles).

The country’s official AMNA news agency reported that the earthquake that occurred at 7.08 a.m local time (0508 GMT) was felt throughout eastern Crete, mainly in the southern part and in Heraklion, the island's most populous city.

No immediate casualties or damage were reported, the agency added.

Meanwhile, Kostas Papazachos, a senior geology expert at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, told the agency that the earthquake was an isolated incident and that there is no need for further concern.

source: News Feed
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