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Series of Aftershocks Continues to Shake Heraklion Area on Crete

September 27, 2021

HERAKLION, Greece — A series of aftershocks continued to shake the Heraklion region of Crete on Monday, following the 5.8 Richter earthquake on Monday morning.

The four members of the Hellenic Unified Seismic Network – the Geodynamic Institute of the National Observatory of Athens, the Geophysical Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the Department of Geophysics and Geothermics of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, and the Geological Department of the University of Patras – reported another weak tremor of 4.8 on the Richter scale at 14:02 on Monday, with an epicentre 342 km south southeast of Athens and 22 km south southeast of Heraklion.

Many shops and businesses have shut for the day or allowed staff to return home, while local authorities have issues instructions for all preventative measures to be taken. Mobile phone networks occasionally present connection problems but these are quickly fixed while there is increased traffic.

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