A 6.4 earthquake in Greece struck Crete on Saturday at about 4:12 p.m. Inquisitr reports Oct. 13 that the US Geological Survey measured the magnitude as a 6.4 quake, but the Athens Observatory measured it at a slightly lower than 6.2 magnitude quake.
Geology professor, Efthymios Lekkas, said the quake occurred in an area "known for its seismic activity. It was strongly felt in Crete, but also in the rest of Greece."
The 6.4 earthquake took place 14 miles undersea. It shook down 42 miles west of Chania, Crete, and 172 miles south from Athens, the report stated. Its impact was felt for numerous miles. Amazingly, there was no serious damage reported. Deputy Mayor for Chania, Manoussos Lionakis, said that the quake was extremely strong and lasted a while. He said the "worst I’ve heard was some rock falls in a ravine west of the city. A bus was trapped, but no one was hurt. We have removed the debris. Right now we have employees inspecting the buildings in the old city, but, apart from some cracked marble facades here and there, we have found nothing.”
A 6.4 earthquake is strong enough to cause severe damage and kill many people. Fortunately the Greece quake spared that type of destruction.