Quake of 5.4 Richter strikes south of Crete


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.