Powerful 6.5-magnitude earthquake rattles Greek island of Crete

Powerful 6.5-magnitude earthquake rattles Greek island of Crete
Powerful 6.5-magnitude earthquake rattles Greek island of Crete
Powerful 6.5-magnitude earthquake rattles Greek island of Crete damaging buildings and sending crowds into the streets The 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck the island at 9:17 am local time At least two people are thought to be trapped in collapsed buildings The quake sent people rushing into the streets and triggered school evacuations  Several aftershocks were also registered, some as strong as magnitude 4.8 More to follow 

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A 6.5 magnitude earthquake shook the island of Crete in southern Greece on Monday morning, damaging several buildings and trapping citizens in collapsed structures. 

The epicentre of the quake, which hit at 9:17am local time (6:17am GMT), was 14 miles northwest of Arvi - roughly 153 miles southeast of Athens - and six miles deep, according to the Athens Geodynamic Institute.

The quake sent citizens rushing out into the streets and triggered the evacuation of schools with two people reported trapped in collapsed buildings,

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