Earthquake measuring 6.2 Richter shakes Crete

An undersea quake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scales occurred some 120 kilometers off the Cretan port of Iraklio, shortly before 4.30 p.m. on Friday, seismologists said.

The earthquake was strong but its epicenter was some 77 kilometers deep and caused minor damage on the island. Reports said it was felt by residents of the Egyptian capital of Cairo.