A powerful earthquake jolted the Greek island of Crete on Tuesday, three weeks after another quake killed a man and destroyed hundreds of buildings.

Iran PressEurope: The Geodynamic Institute in Athens said the underwater earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.3 and happened at 12:24 p.m. local time (9:24 a.m. GMT) off the island’s eastern coast.

There were no urgent reports of severe damage or injuries. Authorities said police and firefighters were checking buildings in eastern Crete for damage and trying to reach several remote villages closer to the quake’s epicenter.


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