M6.4 Crete, Greece, Earthquake
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|Event Summary||10/12/2021 11:30:00 AM|
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Posting Date: October 12, 2021, 11:30:00 AM
Just three weeks after an M6.0 earthquake with a focal depth of 8.7 km struck 7 km north-northwest of Thrapsanón, Crete, Greece—which killed one person, damaged mainly older buildings, and left hundreds of people from south of the island’s largest city, Heraklion, homeless—another quake has struck the same island just south-southeast of the village of Palekastro with a focal depth of 10 km at 09:24 UTC (12:24 p.m. local time) today.
There have been no reports of serious damage or injury as of yet from today’s quake. Aftershocks from this quake measuring M4.1 and M4.6 were reported by the Geodynamic Institute in Athens, and aftershocks from the previous quake continue as well. Police and fire officials are checking buildings in the eastern part of Crete for damage, according to authorities. Islands to the east of Crete, including Karpathos, Kassos, and Rhodes, also felt today’s quake.