Greece: Crete struck by 5.8 magnitude earthquake, 1 died and 9 injured

Greece: Crete struck by 5.8 magnitude earthquake, 1 died and 9 injured
Greece: Crete struck by 5.8 magnitude earthquake, 1 died and 9 injured

The 5.8 magnitude earthquake shook Crete, a Greek island. This earthquake hit the island on Monday and resulted in 1 death and 9 badly injured.

The Athens Geodynamic Institute initially informed the Richter scale of the earthquake.

Some officials informed that there had been 2 people stuck inside a damaged building in the village area of Arkalochori.

During the earthquake, the student and teachers were spotted at the square. This scene was noticed in the Heraklion on the island of Crete.

Many people panicked and came out on the roads after the earthquake. Many buildings in the area were also damaged due to the quake. These statements have been given by the authorities present there.

While telling about the situation, the mayor of the farming town said that the area underwent many infrastructural damages. Two Churches and other old stone buildings in the area were also damaged in Arkalochori.

The civil protection agency said a man died when the dome of a church in Arkalochori fell while the renovation work was in progress.

The spokesman for the civil protection agency, Spiros Georgiou, said that the town had been badly affected.

The children were being evacuated from the school who were reported with structural damage. This has been reported in the Capital of Heraklion.

The city’s mayor, Vassilis Lambrinos, said that till now, the emergency services had not reported and more injuries case and damage in the area.

Lambrinos said that the shock was felt quite strong and lasted many seconds. The European Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) put the magnitude of the earthquake at 6.5, on the other hand, United States Geological Survey said it was 6.0.

The EMSC further added that the earthquake had a depth of 2 kilometres (1.24 miles). The institute in Athens reported that the quake hit at about 9:17 am. The epicenter was 246 kilometers to the southeast of the Greek capital.

Several aftershocks also struck the area. The strongest one had an initial magnitude of 4.6, according to the EMSC.