A magnitude 4.4 earthquake outside the previously hard-hit village of Arkalochori shook central Crete island this afternoon.
Crete island was rocked this morning by a magnitude 5.7 earthquake offshore of the seaside village of Lentas, in the south.
On Oxi Day Greek politicians cheered at parades in quake stricken Arkalochori, but no one was cheering in the small villages that surround.
Earthquake swarms on Crete have islanders fearful of a possible main event. This morning’s 4.5 magnitude event follows many in 48 hours.
More aftershocks hit offshore of Crete in the wake of two magnitude 6.0 plus seismic events that struck the island in the past weeks.
Arkalochori and surrounding villages in Heraklion Prefecture of Crete continue to be rattled by the aftershocks of the recent 6.0 magnitude earthquake that his last week. The situation for thousands of people is stable but according to officials, untenable for the immediate future. Within the past 48 hours, at least five aftershocks of magnitudes of […]
Sitia citizens, businesses, and officials organize to send aid to fellow Cretans in hard hit Arkalochori, in neighboring Heraklion Prefecture.
Crete is rocked for the second consecutive day by a severe earthquake of 5.3 magnitude as aftershocks from yesterday increase in intensity.