A 6.4 earthquake that rumbled through Crete this week is being discussed across the world for its strong seismic activity; the earthquake in Greece has brought to light a viral clip showing undersea damage detected in a video that captures quake aftermath underwater. The Inquisitr reports this Sunday, Oct. 13, that the 6.4 magnitude earthquake that struck Crete this Saturday
The 6.4 earthquake was cited at a relatively high level of magnitude by the U.S. Geological Survey, though the Athens, Greece Observatory later estimated the quake at a lower 6.2 quake level. The undersea damage video that shows how powerful an earthquake can be — which can be seen here — was taken a while back, but lends itself well to the strong seismic activity that often rumbles through the Crete area and beyond.
A geology professor from Athens recently said in a radio interview about the 6.4 earthquake:
“The quake took place in an area known for its seismic activity. It was strongly felt in Crete but also in the rest of Greece.”
Although no serious damage or injuries were reported from the earthquake in Greece, the quake is said to have occurred at roughly 4:12 p.m., and rumbled far throughout the Grecian islands, 42 miles west of Chania, Crete, and then another 170 miles south of the capital, Athens.
While the far-reaching impact was felt by many civilians for miles throughout Greece and beyond, the 6.4 earthquake’s origins actually originated over 14 miles under the sea, leading the potential damage there to be much worse than what was experienced inland.
The Chania deputy mayor added on the so-called "severe" earthquake in Greece:.
“The earthquake was very strong and lasted long. Fortunately, there was no serious damage. 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.”
Strong seismic activity up to 6.4 magnitude quakes and above may be expected on the isles of Greece, but they bring to mind the powerful and dangerous forces these natural disasters can leave in their wake — the undersea damage and devastation in the above video has said to now be viral across the Internet in the aftermath of this weekend’s tremors.