Moderate quake recorded off southern Crete

Sunday, 16 July 2017 17:19

A moderate 5.3 on the Richter scale earthquake was recorded in at 23.30 (21.30 GMT) on Saturday evening in a sea region off the large island of Crete.

The quake had an epicenter 33 kilometers west, southwest of the coastal town of Ierapetra, and at a depth of 10 kilometers. The tremor was particularly felt in eastern Crete.

Several aftershocks were recorded in the early morning hours of Sunday from the same region.

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