An earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richer scale struck in the sea area south of Crete at 09:17 p.m. on Monday morning (27/9/2021).
Its epicenter was 23 km southwest of Arvi and its focal depth 10 km. Several seismological institutes gave also different magnitudes such as 5.6R, 5.8R, and even 5.9R. The tremor was felt in large parts of the island. According to local media, no injuries but material damages were recorded so far. Two smaller tremors followed this time in the maritime area.
The first tremor with 3.9R occurred ten minutes after the earthquake, and the second with 3.4R just minutes later. The Greek Earthquake Planning and Protection Organization said that seismologists closely monitor the phenomenon.