A 5.8 magnitude earthquake shook the Greek island of Crete

An earthquake measuring 5.8 on the open Richter scale shook the Greek island of Crete this Monday, as the Geodynamic Institute Athens announced, without any information on victims or property damage.

The agency stated on its website that the earthquake occurred at 9:17 a.m. local time, adding that the epicenter is 23 kilometers northwest of Arvi and the hypocenter is 10.8 kilometers deep.

A 5.8 magnitude earthquake shook the Greek island of Crete
A 5.8 magnitude earthquake shook the Greek island of Crete

For its part, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center has stated that the earthquake had a magnitude of six on the open Richter scale, adding that it was followed by multiple aftershocks, including one that was 4.5 magnitude, it told its Twitter Account.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has also pointed to a magnitude of 6 on the open Richter scale, indicating that the epicenter is eight miles from Heraklion, the island’s capital, with the hypocenter 8.7 miles deep is.

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