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A 4.2-magnitude earthquake strikes Greece.

Image Credit: Earthstar Geographics

Moments ago, the National Observatory of Athens (NOA) reported a 4.2-magnitude earthquake 19 km southeast of Iraklion, Heraklion Regional Unit, Crete, Greece at a shallow depth of 14.1km.

The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might revised in the next hours or minutes as seismologists review their data and calculations, or else as other agencies issue their report.

Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but many most likely felt it. Towns or cities that might have felt a weak shaking include Thrapsanon (pop. 1,500) located 4 km from the epicenter, Arkalochori (pop. 3,500) 4 km away, Kasteli (pop. 1,800) 9 km away, Iraklion (pop. 137,200) 19 km away, Néa Alikarnassos (pop. 12,900) 19 km away, Gazi (pop. 12,600) 23 km away, and Malia (pop. 4,300) 23 km away.

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