A strong earthquake struck the southern Greek island of Crete today, sending aftershocks into Egypt and Turkey, the Associated Press reported.
Separate geological surveyors had the earthquake registered between 5.9 and 6.2 on the Richter scale. Local police so far have no word on the level of injury or damage.
According to AP, the quake was felt as far away as Cairo across the Mediterranean Sea, and the Turkish news agency Anatolia said it also caused panic in the Turkish resorts of Bodrum, Fethiye and Marmaris.
Earthquakes are common in Greece and, while the magnitude of this event was significant, it was not enough to worry Greek officials. Reports are still coming in but so far, no injuries have been reported.
"It was a strong earthquake in a region that is in the eastern section of area known as the Aegean Arc," said Manolis Skordilis, Associate Professor of Seismology at the University of Thessaloniki in northern Greece. "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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