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Quake of 5.4 Richter strikes south of Crete

TAGS: Earthquake

An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale struck at 7.28 p.m. on Friday evening just off the southern coast of Crete.

According to the Athens-based Geodynamic Institute, the tremor’s epicenter was 19 kilometers off the coast of the seaside village of Arvi and 52 kilometers southeast of the city of Iraklio. It had a depth of 40 kilometers, according to the institute.

There were no reports of injuries or damage.

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