New 4.5 tremor rocks quake-stricken village 


A new earthquake hit on Thursday the small village of Arkalohori in southern Crete, where many residents still live in tents after a bigger tremor struck on September 27, killing one and injuring 20.

The Geodynamic Institute in Athens said the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 4.5 and occurred at 11.12 a.m. local time two kilometers southwest of the village. It was the latest in a series of aftershocks recorded in the region after the event of September 27 and was felt in the wider region of eastern Crete.

On Thursday alone, the institute recorded a tremor of 3.1, 2.7, 3.4 3.7 and 3.1 Richter between 11 a.m. and 12.30 p.m.