A powerful earthquake struck Crete, causing one death and extensive damage

A man, working in a collapsed church Dead At the castle this Monday
Earthquake Greek public television ERT reported that it had shaken the Greek island of Crete. The quake, measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale, was reported by the Geodynamic Laboratory
Athens, According to the American Institute of USGS, occurred at 6:17 a.m., 23 km from Herat, the capital of Crete.

According to firefighters and the ERT channel, it particularly affected the agricultural town of Argalhori, where the victim was pronounced dead and extensive damage was reported. Some damage was found to older buildings from the Geodynamic Laboratory in Athens.

Frequent earthquakes in Greece

“For now, we have damaged old buildings and people have taken to the streets,” Yannis Leontarakis, a civil defense officer on the island, told ERT Public Television. The epicenter was reported at 10 km below the epicenter, 346 km south of Athens, according to the US Geological Survey.

Images aired by ERT showed damage, especially in the case of old houses in the Archaeological Survey of Crete near Heraklion. The Greece Is overcome by significant geological faults and earthquakes occur frequently. On October 30, 2020, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake shakes the Greek island of Samos and the Turkish city of Izmir, killing at least two people in Samos and 114 in Turkey.