Strong earthquake occurred in Greece on Saturday. The earthquake had a magnitude of 5.8

Saturday, September 03, 2022, 12:19 p.m

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8 hit Crete on Saturday, announced the European Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC).

The earthquake had a magnitude of 5.8, according to EMSC.

The epicenter of the earthquake was in Crete and occurred at a depth of 2 kilometers, reports Reuters.

Crete is the southernmost Greek island in the Aegean Sea, constituting one of the provinces of Greece. In turn, the province of Crete includes the following 4 prefectures: Chania, Heraklion, Lasithi and Rethimno.

With an area of ​​8,261 km², Crete is the largest island in Greece and the fifth largest in the Mediterranean. The coastline has a total length of 1,040 km, according to Wikipedia.

The island capital is Heraklion with 137,711 inhabitants (year 2001). Other important cities are Rethymnon (47,272 pop. in 2001) and Chania (55,838 pop. in 2001).

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