BREAKING NEWS: Earthquake (5.3R ) hits Crete Island
The Greek island of Crete was on Wednesday struck by a 5.3-magnitude earthquake.
The tremor hit at 7.39 a.m. 23km northwest of the island’s capital Iraklio and at a depth of 66.1 km, according to Athens Institute of Geodynamics.. Reports said the quake was felt across Crete, a popular holiday destination, and other south Aegean islands. There were no reports of injuries or damage.
There are no reported casualties but the quake was strong enough to worry locals in Crete 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.