Strong earthquake hits Crete

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Moscow. September 27. INTERFAX.RU – An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6 was recorded in the central part of Crete, said the Altai-Sayan branch of the Unified Geophysical Service of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

According to operational data, the epicenter of the shock recorded at 9:17 am Moscow time was 21 km southeast of the city of Heraklion. According to the intensity of shaking at the epicenter, the seismic event is assessed as “destructive”.

The US Geological Survey also estimated the magnitude of the earthquake at 6.

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