The earthquake in Crete has spoiled vacations and left British holidaymakers in tears.
A 6.5 magnitude earthquake has shaken Crete, and British holidaymakers are either returning home early or postponing their plans to travel overseas.
Laura Tobin, a meteorologist on Good Morning Britain, updated ITV viewers on the earthquakes that struck Crete overnight. Susanna Reid, the show’s host, also read a tweet from a British holidaymaker whose family had been left in tears by the Earth’s tectonic plates suddenly shifting.
“It started at 11 p.m. yesterday – UK time – and there have been roughly six in the previous 12 hours,” Laura explained.
“They started about 2.7, then 3.2, and then increasingly every hour they’ve been getting one, till this enormous one at 7:15 UK time, and then there’s been another one, 3.7 and 4.7 magnitude after then.
“However, it’s considered that it happened on its own following the large one’s shocks.”
“This looks like a store, stuff have fallen down, lights have gone down, items have fallen off shelves,” said a video displaying some of the damage caused by the earthquakes.
“The buildings there would be designed to withstand earthquakes, but an earthquake of this magnitude, especially with these aftershocks, will cause far more damage, and because it happened at night, we’ll see more damage throughout the day.
“There will undoubtedly be further tremors during the remainder of the day.”
“Twitter user Pete Goodwin said: ‘Just packed to fly home,” Susanna continued. Because it is, of course, a very popular tourist destination, affecting inhabitants, tourists, and visitors, as well as everyone now in Crete.
“‘I’m just getting ready to travel home.’ In Crete, we just had a pretty severe earth tremor/earthquake!!”‘S**t me straight up!! ‘The other half is in tears……’ Susanna added, “Very concerning.”
“It’s terrifying to be there,” Laura added.
“I’m currently on vacation in Crete and just had my first ever earthquake,” Twitter user @TheMissLysann posted. It was a little frightening at first, but everything turned out OK.” “Strangest experience ever going to the toilet when a 6.5 magnitude earthquake happened while on holiday in Crete,” user @ebdy said. I thought I was going to pass out at first, but then I observed some cables swinging side to side and realized what it was.” “We’re all alright,” tweeted @timothyjburke. “It was over in a flash!” The 5.8R is responsible for the dust in the distance. “Brinkwire News Summary.”