A 4.8 magnitude earthquake has hit the sea area between Crete and Santorini, according to a preliminary reading by the Greek Geological Survey.
There has been no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The tremor struck at 07:57 pm local time on August 26th, with the epicenter located 68 km north from Agios Nikolaos Town in Crete Island.
There are no reported casualties but the quake was strong enough to worry locals in Pylos and the neighboring Greek islands.Earthquakes have historically caused widespread damage across central and southern Greece, Cyprus, Sicily and other neighboring regions.
Last year a series of strong earthquakes on the island of Kefalonia damaged hundreds of homes and injured more than a dozen people.