Magnitude-6.4 Earthquake Near Greece

By , Senior Meteorologist
October 12, 2013; 7:36 PM ET
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A 6.4-magnitude earthquake rattled parts of Greece on Saturday.

The 6.4-magnitude earthquake occurred at 4:11 p.m. Saturday local time (9:11 a.m. EDT) west of the Greek island of Crete in the Mediterranean Sea.

More specifically, the epicenter was located 19 miles west of Platanos, Greece, and 172 miles south of Athens, according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre.

@BlackmanAndrew tweeted: "Woah, just experienced my first earthquake. 6.4 magnitude. Whole house shook, strangest experience ever. No damage, except to my composure"

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The United States Geological Survey estimates that the earthquake was strong enough to cause light damage across far western Crete.

So far, there have been no reports of deaths or damage, the Greek police and fire brigade told Reuters.


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