A light earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale jolted Crete just before noon on Thursday.
The quake was recorded at 11:42 a.m. at a distance of 297 kilometers southeast of Athens, with its epicenter 70 kilometers north of Aghios Nikolaos, Lassithi prefecture, between the islands of Crete and Santorini, and an epicentral depth of 32 kilometers, according to the Aristotle University Geophysics Laboratory and the Athens National Observatory's Geodynamic Institute.
The quake was felt in Iraklion, Aghios Nikolaos and the northeaster coast of Crete.