6.2 Quake Shakes Crete

No injuries reported on Greek island after powerful quake
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 2, 2011 4:44 AM CDT
The quake was felt strongly in Heraklion, Crete's main city.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – A magnitude 6.2 earthquake shook the Greek island of Crete yesterday, shaking buildings as far away as Egypt and Israel and sparking panic in Turkish resort cities. Police on the island say they had no reports of damage or injuries, AP reports. "It was a strong earthquake in a region that is in the eastern section of area known as the Aegean Arc," a Thessaloniki professor of seismology says."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."

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