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5.9 magnitude earthquake strikes south of Crete

A 5.9 magnitude earthquake has struck in the Mediterranean Sea south of the Greek island of Crete, but no damage or casualties have been reported

world Updated: Jun 15, 2013 23:07 IST
AP

A 5.9 magnitude earthquake has struck in the Mediterranean Sea south of the Greek island of Crete, but no damage or casualties have been reported.

According to the Athens Geodynamics Institute, the earthquake occurred at 7:11 p.m. local time, some 80 kilometers (50 miles) off the south coast of Crete, at a depth of 14 kilometers (nine miles).

According to local media in Crete, the earthquake was felt through most of the island, but no damage or casualties were reported.

First Published: Jun 15, 2013 23:03 IST