[MGSA-L] Crete - earthquake

June Samaras june.samaras at gmail.com
Wed Nov 23 14:14:57 PST 2011


Quake strikes southern Greek island of Crete; no damage, injuries reported

By Associated Press, Updated: Wednesday, November 23, 7:55 AM

ATHENS, Greece — Seismologists say an earthquake with a preliminary
magnitude of 5.3 has struck the southern Greek island of Crete. There
are no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck at 2:17 p.m. (1217
GMT) on Wednesday, 111 kilometers (69 miles) south of the island’s
city of Iraklion and 423 kilometers (262 miles) southeast of the Greek
capital, Athens.

The European-Mediterranean Seismological Center gave the preliminary
magnitude as 5.5. Magnitudes given by different seismological centers
often vary.

Greece is one of the world’s most earthquake-prone countries, but most
quakes are of small magnitude and rarely cause severe damage or

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