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18 sept. 2020 | 17h06 UTC

Greece: 5.9 magnitude earthquake strikes off Crete September 18

Greece Alerte de sécurité

5.9 magnitude earthquake strikes off Crete on September 18; no immediate reports of damage

TIMEFRAME expected from 18/9/2020, 12h00 until 19/9/2020, 11h59 (Europe/Athens). COUNTRY/REGION Crete island

Event

The US Geological Survey (USGS) recorded a 5.9-magnitude earthquake that struck 16 km (10 miles) east of Pyrgos on the island of Crete, on Friday, September 18. The quake struck at 19:28 (local time) at a depth of 44.5 km (27.6 miles). There have been no immediate reports of injuries or damage. No tsunami warning has been issued.

Further aftershocks are possible in the affected area over the coming hours and days.  

Advice

Those in the region are advised to monitor the situation and prepare for potential aftershocks.

In the event of aftershocks, individuals are advised to protect themselves as much as possible from falling debris if indoors (e.g. under a table), move away from the windows, and not attempt to leave a building unless there is an immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.

 

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