Crete earthquake: Schools are being evacuated after a 6.5 magnitude earthquake rattles a popular tourist destination, leaving one person dead and several others injured.
A massive 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck Crete at a depth of 2 kilometers.
The earthquake in the renowned tourist destination was confirmed by the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC). In Arkalochori, schools have been evacuated, and structural damage has been recorded as a result of the earthquake.
According to police officials, one person has died as a result of the earthquake’s devastation.
When the earthquake struck, a man was working on a church renovation.
A dome within the church collapsed after the earthquake occurred, killing the worker underneath.
There are also claims that nine persons were hurt as a result of the earthquake.
“I’m shaking so severely,” one Twitter user stated. “This was the biggest and scariest earthquake I’ve ever experienced.”
Some people who were affected by the earthquake have resorted to social media to share their stories.
The epicenter of the earthquake in Crete, Greece, has been identified as Arkalochori.
As a result of the earthquake, a number of hotels in the region have been evacuated.
In addition, a number of schools in the vicinity have canceled classes and shuttered their doors.
Following the earthquakes in Greece, Turkey has issued a tsunami warning.
The preliminary magnitude was 6.0, according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center and the US Geological Survey.
The epicenter was located seven kilometers north of Thropsano, Crete.
Because of the dearth of understanding surrounding earthquakes in the initial few hours and days, the magnitudes stated by different institutions may differ.