An earthquake measuring 6 on the Richter scale occurred in the early hours of Monday in Crete, Greece.
The tremors of the earthquake were felt as far away as Cairo, Egypt.
Due to a strong earthquake in Greece in July 2017, 2 people lost their lives.
Athens. The European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) said that an earthquake measuring 6 on the Richter scale occurred in Greece’s Crete island in the early hours of Monday. EMSC said that the epicenter of the earthquake was 80 km. (49.71 miles) at a depth of A strong earthquake struck the Greek island of Crete in the early hours of Monday, but there was no immediate news of loss of life or property. The Athens Geodynamic Institute said the quake had a magnitude of 5.5 and tremors were felt as far away as Cairo, Egypt. Earlier, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) had reported the intensity of the earthquake as 6. Which was later revised to 5.4.
Significantly, 26 people were killed and more than 700 were injured due to a major devastating earthquake in Turkey and Greece at the end of October 2020. Due to the earthquake, buildings in many cities had turned into a pile of debris. After this earthquake, there was a stir in the sea and due to strong waves, the water entered inside the coastal cities.
Some of the world’s most dangerous earthquakes have so far occurred on the fault line between Turkey and Greece in the Mediterranean Sea. In 1999, a 7.4 magnitude earthquake occurred in the northwestern region of Turkey. Which caused great havoc in the whole country. Due to this only 1,000 people died in Turkey’s capital Istanbul. At that time more than 17,000 people died in whole Turkey. Whereas in Greece, due to a strong earthquake in July 2017, two people lost their lives on the island of Kos near Samos.
FIRST PUBLISHED : November 21, 2022, 07:57 IST
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