No injuries or damage after mild quake near Crete


A moderate undersea quake measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale struck off Gavdos, a tiny island south of Crete, at 10.10 a.m. Wednesday, according to the Geodynamic Institute of the Athens Observatory.

The quake, whose epicenter was located some 42 kilometers southwest of Gavdos, caused no injuries or major damage, seismologists said.

The quake was not believed to be connected to a strong 6.1-magnitude temblor that occurred the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos on Monday, killing one person and injuring 15.