One Dead, Nine Injured After 6.5 Magnitude Earthquake Jolts Greek Island of Crete - Video

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The early morning earthquake was registered by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) as a magnitude 6.5 quake.
The earthquake occurred at a depth of 2 kilometres, some 21 kilometres south east of Heraklion, capital of the Greek island of Crete.
One person died and nine others were injured in the aftereffects of an earthquake that struck Crete in the early hours of Monday morning, the Greek Ministry of Climate Change and Civil Protection said.

"According to information received from competent authorities so far, one person was killed and nine are reported to be injured, while material damages have been ascertained," the ministry said in a press release.
Earlier in the day, it was reported that three people were trapped in damaged buildings. The local fire brigade was mobilized to conduct rescue operations. A worker pulled out from the ruins of the church of Profitis Ilias near the village of Arkalochori in Heraklion was found dead.

The Athens News Agency reported, citing Archanes Mayor Manolis Kokosalis, that the city's water supply saw severe damages.

The fire brigade was put on general alert and rescue operations are ongoing.
Following the earthquake, EMSC reported five more, the largest one reaching a magnitude of 4.6.
Greek authorities have not issued a tsunami warning following the earthquake. The population of the area is more than 480,000.
Greece lies in a seismologically active region as the Mediterranean Sea is a border between the African and Eurasian plates. The movement of the African plate to the north – where the Eurasian plate lies – sometimes causes earthquakes and has already resulted in the formation of several mountain ranges in Europe, including the Alps.
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