On Friday, the powerful tremors have occurred in the Mediterranean. The epicenter was located near the Greek island of Crete, but it was also felt in southern Turkey and northern Egypt. At major resorts panic.
The first manifestations of seismic activity have been reported about 17:30 Moscow time. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the force of the earthquake was 5.9. In turn, Turkish researchers reported that an earthquake recorded a magnitude of 6.3, according to RIA Novosti. Greek scientists reported that its power reached 6.2 points.
According to scientists, the focus of the earthquake was at a depth of 12 kilometers and just over 120 kilometers from the city of Heraklion in Crete. In this underground shock felt throughout the island, home to over 600,000 people. According to witnesses, some of the building broke windows, and plaster fell off the old buildings. The verse also grazed the island south of the Aegean Sea. According to preliminary reports, the incident no one was hurt.
From the Turkish resort town of Bodrum epicenter jolts separated about 170 kilometers, and from the Greek capital — 350 kilometers. After about 15 minutes after the first attack by a second element. Residents of Turkey said that the earthquake was felt in the Mediterranean province of Antalya and Muğla. His strength exceeded four points. In the resort towns of Marmaris and Fethiye panic. However, the authorities announced that information on casualties or damage have been reported yet.
Tremors also affected the city in the north of Egypt — Cairo, Alexandria and Damanhur. Director of the National Institute of Astronomical and Geophysical Research reported the country Hatem Ode, earthquake recorded all 78 seismological stations. According to the scientists, his power was in Cairo to 5.7 on the Richter scale.