Strong earthquake in Crete shakes Israel, Egypt and Turkey

April 1, 2011GREECE – The magnitude 6.0 (5.9 USGS) Crete earthquake that hit Friday afternoon was felt in Israel, Egypt and Turkey, according to reports from the United States Geological Survey. Police in the southern coastal town of Ierapetra said the quake struck around 4:30pm and though it was strongly felt, no injuries or major damage have been reported. “It was a strong earthquake in a region that is in the eastern section of an area known as the Aegean Arc,” Manolis Skordilis, an associate professor of Seismology at the University of Thessaloniki in northern Greece, told The Associated Press. “This is a very seismically active area that has seen more powerful quakes in the past. We are monitoring the post-earthquake activity, which so far is not intense.”  Greece reports thousands of earthquakes a year, probably due to its location in one of the most earthquake-prone regions, but rarely reports major damage or deaths as a result.  –Third Age

See our report on the unsual quake swarm in Greece leading up to the quake Greece
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1 Response to Strong earthquake in Crete shakes Israel, Egypt and Turkey

  1. You’re probably thinking of Santorini which was a VEI 6 volcanic eruption.

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