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Severe earthquake shakes the Greek holiday island of Crete: village church collapsed - tsunami worries


Another earthquake hit the Greek island of Crete. It is said to have reached a strength of 6.4 on the Richter scale. A second quake occurred a short time later.

Another earthquake hit the Greek island of Crete.

It is said to have reached a strength of 6.4 on the Richter scale.

A second quake occurred a short time later.

Update from October 12, 3:40 p.m.:

Almost two weeks after a severe earthquake in Crete, another quake shook the Greek holiday island on Tuesday.

A spokesman for the disaster control reported a partially collapsed village church, some damaged old houses and several landslides.

The Coast Guard was on duty to watch out for possible tsunamis.

About ten minutes after the quake, the earthquake control station in Athens recorded another 4.5 magnitude quake off Karpathos, the second largest Dodecanese island after Rhodes.

Since Greece lies on several fault lines in the earth's crust, quakes are not uncommon.

However, since the tremors often occur in the sea, there are seldom deaths or serious damage.

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Severe earthquake off the Greek holiday island of Crete - also affected Rhodes

Munich - A severe earthquake struck off the Greek holiday island of Crete on Tuesday (October 12).

The Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) lists the earthquake in a “list of current global earthquakes”.

As a result, the quake reached a magnitude of 6.4.

According to the earthquake observatory, the quake had a magnitude of 6.3 on the Richter scale.

The epicenter was therefore 405 kilometers southeast of Athens in the sea.

In the port city of Heraklion and many other places, people fled to the


in a panic


There were initially no reports of injuries or even deaths.

“It wobbled quite a bit”: Vacationers react to earthquakes via Twitter

Meanwhile, some users reported on the event on social media.

“We just felt an earthquake,” wrote a Twitter user.

Another vacationer wrote: "The first earthquake I experienced - shook quite a bit, but thank God everything is safe here and nothing has happened to us." The tremors are said to have been felt on Rhodes as well.

One vacationer wrote on Twitter: “On Rhodes you could clearly feel it for about 20 seconds.

The cabinet doors in the hotel room opened and closed. "

In addition, a video was circulating on the platform.

This clearly shows how the lamp in a house begins to oscillate due to the vibrations.

Zo ziet mijn #dochters huiskamer eruit bij een #aardbeving.

The what he zojuist bij #Kreta.

He is 6.3 measured in #Fethiye

Laten we hopen dat het geen voorschok was: pray :: skin tone-2 :: pray :: skin tone-2 :: pray :: skin tone-2: #deprem #aardbeving #Kreta #Greece # Fethiye #Turkye

- Yvonne Brinkerink (klokkenluider jeugdzorg) (@Yvonbrinkerink) October 12, 2021

The popular Greek island was shaken by earthquakes at the end of September.

The quake had a magnitude of 5.8 and claimed human lives.

A man died repairing a church.

Thousands of people had to spend the night in tents or in their cars after the quake because numerous houses had been badly damaged.

The center was around 23 kilometers from Heraklion on the island.

(mbr / afp / dpa)

List of rubric lists: © imagebrocker / imago

Source: merkur

All news articles on 2021-10-14

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