Earthquake of 6.1 on the Richter scale shakes Crete

Aftershocks from 3.4 to 4.9 on the Richter scale followed a powerful earthquake of 6.1 at 9.08pm on April 17 east of Crete.

The vibration was described as fierce by Institute of Geodynamics, National Observatory of Athens indicating that the earthquake originated from a distance 412km south-east of Athens and its epicentre was at the marine area 14km south-west of Kasos and 165 km east of Heraklion.

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