M 5.0 Earthquake, 31km S of Pirgos, Greece

September 8, 2013 at 4:59:29 AM +0000
U.S. Geological Survey
Alert area: 43 miles (69 km) S of Iraklion, Crete, Greece; 82 miles (132 km) SE of Chania, Crete, Greece; 165 miles (266 km) S of Naxos, Cyclades Islands, Greece; 239 miles (384 km) SSE of ATHENS, Greece

Posted September 8, 2013 at 5:19:25 AM +0000

An earthquake with magnitude 5.0 occurred near Iraklion, Crete, Greece at 04:59:29.55 UTC on Sep 8, 2013. (This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.)

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