6.5 magnitude earthquake jolts Crete in Greece, initial reports claim some damages
Crete : A strong earthquake with an initial magnitude of 6 on the Richter scale has been recorded in Greek island of Crete, the Athens Geodynamic Institute said. People in the area were seen rushing out of their homes and buildings.
In the initial reports, no loss of life has been reported yet. However, two people were found trapped under damaged buildings.
Earlier the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said the earthquake reached a magnitude of 6.5, while the United States Geological Survey (USGS) put it at 6.0.
The epicentre of the quake was 23 kilometres (14 miles) northwest of Arvi at a depth of 10 kilometres, the institute in Athens said.