A 5.4 magnitude earthquake has hit the sea area between Crete and Kassos Island, according to a preliminary reading by the Greek Geological Survey.
There have been no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
The tremor struck at 23:58 pm local time on December 10th, with the epicenter located 38 km south from the tiny Greek island of Kassos.
There are no reported casualties but the quake was strong enough to worry locals in Crete island & Kassos 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 Greek islands of Kefalonia and Lefkada damaged hundreds of homes and injured more than a dozen people.