Greek Island Shaken By Earthquake

Carl Harding


     On Tuesday, October 12th, at 12:24pm. a 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck the eastern coast of the Greek island, Crete. It was felt as far as the coast of Turkey and on the island of Cyprus. Aftershocks with magnitudes of 4.1 to 4.6 were also reported minutes after the earthquake struck. 

     “The quake was felt all over the island, and it did cause concern because we are still feeling the aftershocks from the previous quake,” Crete’s regional governor stated. 

     The Earthquake also caused a tsunami warning to be issued for the island, but in the end no tsunami hit the island. This is one of many earthquakes that have struck the island this year as the island lies on the Kastelli Faultline. An earthquake had struck the island on September 27th which caused at least one death and injured 36 people. This earthquake from the 12th, however, caused no casualties. Nobody knows if there could be more earthquakes this year but officials on the island are on standby, ready to assist people should another one strike.