One killed, nine hurt as earthquake shakes Greece
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One killed, nine hurt as earthquake shakes Greece

Epicenter of earthquake measuring 5.8 on Richter scale was 23km northwest of Arvi in Heraklion, which hit Crete island

News Service AA

A strong earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale jolted the Greek island of Crete at 9:15 am local time (0615GMT) on Monday, leaving one person dead and injuring nine others.

A worker was pulled out dead from the wreckage of a church after a roof collapsed on him.

The epicenter was 23 kilometers (14 miles) northwest of Arvi in Heraklion, with a focal depth of 10 kilometers, according to the Geodynamics Institute of the National Observatory of Athens.

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