4.6 earthquake hits off southern Crete

Another tremor was measures a little after 2pm off the coast of Ierapetra

Crete continued to experience sustained seismic activity, as a tremor measuring 4.6 on the Richter scale rocked the southern part of the island at 06:40 in the morning (Greek time).

The earthquake was pinpointed 78 km south / southeast of Ierapetra, Crete, while a few minutes after 2pm another earthquake occurred in the open.

As the Geodynamic Institute of the National Observatory of Athens announced, the quake measuring 4 on the Richter scale occurred 92 km south / southeast of Ierapetra.

The island has seen a series of tremors recorded off its southern coast in the past week.

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