5.8 magnitude earthquake hits the Greek island of Crete and leaves at least one dead – Young Pan

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Seismic aftershock that damaged houses and caused rockslides left at least nine injured; schools were evacuated

EFE / EPA / NIKOS CHALKIADAKISThe victim died after a church under renovation collapsed in the village of Arcalochóri.

A strong earthquake reached the island of Crete, in the Greece, this Monday morning, 27. A person died when the dome of a church under renovation collapsed in the village of Arcalochóri. The earthquake that damaged houses and caused rockslides left at least nine injured. According to international agencies, the tremor caused many people in Heraklion, the island’s capital, to run away. Schools were evacuated and students were instructed to gather in institutional courtyards and city squares. The Geodynamic Institute of Athens has estimated a preliminary magnitude of 5.8. Aftershocks have increased damage to villages near the epicenter. Crete is the largest and most populous island in Greece.