General News: Strong earthquake shakes southern Crete

A strong earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale shook eastern and southern Crete on Monday morning at 9:49 a.m. The quake was felt throughout the region, especially around Ierapetra but also in the city of Iraklio.

According to the Geodynamic Institute of the National Observatory in Athens and the Geophysics Laboratory at the Thessaloniki University, the epicentre of the quake was 368 kilometres south southeast of Athens and 25 kilometres southwest of Lasithi in the Ierapetra region. It follows an earlier earthquake measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale that occurred in roughly the same region on February 23.

There were no reports of damages.

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