Earthquake in Crete

This item appears on page 5 of the December 2021 issue.

A magnitude-6.4 earthquake occurred off the east coast of the Greek island of Crete on Oct. 12. It was felt as far away as Turkey. Aftershocks measuring over 4 in magnitude followed. Multiple homes were destroyed, and landslides were reported, but there were no reports of deaths or major injuries.

In September, one person was killed in Crete when a 5.8-magnitude quake struck near the center of the island.