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Strong earthquake rattles Greek island of Crete
ATHENS, Greece — Greece’s Institute of Geodynamics says that a magnitude 5.3 earthquake has rattled the island of Crete.
The earthquake occurred at 11:30 p.m. local time (2030 GMT) off the southern coast of Crete, at a depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles). The Institute reported that the epicenter is near the coastal town of Ierapetra and about 60 kilometers (37 miles) southeast of the island’s largest city, Heraklion.