Locals get out on the street after an earthquake in Crete, Greece Photograph:( Reuters )
According to initial reports, the 5.8 magnitude quake damaged historical buildings in the Greek island of Crete.
Reports say one person was killed after an earthquake hit the Greek island of Crete on Monday.
Initial reports said the 5.8 magnitude quake damaged historical buildings in the area. According to reports, it was the tenth earthquake felt in Crete in the last two hours.
The person who was killed was reportedly working in a church which collapsed due to the quake.
People immediately took to social media to post their views as rescue operations began in the area.
The dust in the distance is from the 5.8R #earthquake that just hit #Crete this morning.— Yorgos Saslis (@gsaslis) September 27, 2021
At only 10km depth, we REALLY FELT this one.
All good over here - just a few shattered picture frames.
Hope everyone else is doing ok!! pic.twitter.com/UtRn60rlce
Quite a strong earthquake on Crete this morning, and the epicentre is ~10km from the island's largest city, Heraklion. The earthquake also has a shallow depth of <10km. Hoping there was no significant damage. https://t.co/SJCDvRgAG6 pic.twitter.com/E16Ch8tf7p— Dr Stephen Hicks 🇪🇺 (@seismo_steve) September 27, 2021
Our thoughts go to the people in #Crete 🙏— EMSC (@LastQuake) September 27, 2021
Aftershocks are already occurring and may occur in the next hours/days. Follow national authorities’ information and be careful.
Reports claimed people were trapped in buildings even as several left their homes to come out on the streets.
(More details awaited)
(With inputs from Agencies)