A powerful earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale hit on Wednesday morning the sea area between the islands of Kythera and Crete, in Greece.
The tremor at 9:23 a.m. local time was felt as far as Athens. According to the Athens Geodynamics Institute, the epicenter was located 258 kilometers south of Athens. There are no reports of damage so far.
Local sites in Crete say that the tremor caused panic in the island and in the region of Chania. Nea Kriti
reports that many residents fled from their homes.
The mayor of the town of Kissamos announced that all schools will remain closed. Professor of Geodynamics at the University of Athens, said that the earthquake was a great depth and it is not likely that it will produce aftershocks.
He also ruled out that it is linked to the deadly earthquake that hit Albania.