Magnitude-5.8 Earthquake Strikes Port City on Greek Island of Crete

Athens, A magnitude-5.8 earthquake struck the port city of Iraklion on the Greek island of Crete early on Monday, dpa reported.

Many people fled from buildings into the streets, as seen on images broadcast on television.

The epicentre was some 20 kilometres south-east of the city, according to the Athens Geodynamic Institute.

The quake was felt on the entire island as well as others like Santorini, a popular holiday destination just north of Crete.

Witnesses spoke of damaged houses. Initially, no casualties or fatalities were reported.

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