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Worry over new earthquake in Greece

Latest activity: Seven earthquakes in the past seven days

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17 July 2017

A magnitude of 5.3 earthquake was felt all over Crete, Greece yesterday at 11:30 p.m. local time (2030 GMT) according to Greece’s Institute of Geodynamics.

No casualties or damages have been reported so far, however, three aftershocks, each of a magnitude of 3.5, have occurred within half an hour of the main quake and a minor earthquake of 4.1.

The epicenter was off the southern coast of Crete, at a depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles), near the coastal town of Ierapetra and about 60 kilometers (37 miles) southeast of the island’s largest city, Heraklion.

In the past seven days there have been seven earthquakes in Greece, with 29 tremors in the past 30 days.

The largest earthquake this month has been the 5.4 in Pýrgos, Crete topped by last month's 6.3 near Plomárion, Lesvos.

To check daily seismic activity in Greece go to: http://www.geophysics.geol.uoa.gr/stations/maps/recent.html

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