A 4.5R magnitude earthquake has hit soutwest of the Greek Island of Crete, Greece, according to a preliminary reading by the US Geological Survey.
There has been no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
The tremor struck at 05:46 am local time on Feb 18th, with the epicenter located 30 km southwest from Chania, WSW of Iraklion, Crete, Greece
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.