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Earthquake strikes Arkalochori, Crete, with 4.5 Richter

A moderate earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale shook the town of Arkalochori on Crete at Wednesday noon.

According to the Geodynamic Institute of Athens’ National Observatory that the earthquake epicenter was 10 km South-East of Arkalochori.

Other seismic institutes gave the magnitude at 4.8 R.

The tremor was felt in a large part of eastern Crete.

No injuries or damages  has been reported, so far.

It should be noted that 40 minutes before the 4.5 Richter, another tremor was recorded in the area measuring 3.3 on the Richter scale, University of Athens Seismology Institute said.

A tremor of 3.2R in the same area followed the 4.5 R at 1:30 p.m. local time.

The area has experienced a series of earthquakes in the past year.

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