Magnitude-6.3 earthquake shakes Greek island of Crete

A powerful earthquake rattled Crete on Tuesday, causing minor damage on the Greek island in the Mediterranean, and the tremor was felt as far away as Cyprus. There were no immediate reports of casualties after the magnitude 6.3 tremor, which the Athens Geodynamic Institute said was centred at sea about 23 km (14 miles) east… Read More Magnitude-6.3 earthquake shakes Greek island of Crete

One dead as strong earthquake hits Greece’s island of Crete

A strong earthquake measuring 5.8 shook Greece’s largest island Crete on Monday and one person was killed when a church dome collapsed, authorities said. The quake, which sent people out of their homes and public buildings and caused considerable damage, was described by a Greek seismologist, Efthymios Lekkas, as a “thunderbolt” with strong aftershocks. A… Read More One dead as strong earthquake hits Greece’s island of Crete