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Moderate tremors hit Crete, no damages reported

TAGS: Earthquake

Crete on Saturday was hit by a third earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale, according to a preliminary reading of the Athens Institute of Geodynamics.

The tremor struck at 5 p.m. and the epicenter was recorded 28 kilometers southwest of the town of Sfakia, off southern Crete, at a depth of 10 kilometers. 

The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) gave a reading of 4.5 for the same event. No damages were imemdiately reported.

Earlier in the day, two more quakes measuring 4 and 3.5 on the Richter scale shook the island, one recorded 27 kilometers and the second 26 kilometers northwest of the small island of Gavdos. Both struck at a depth of 10 kilometers.

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