Moderate earthquake jolts Greek island
A moderate earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale jolted the southern Greek island of Crete shortly after noon on Wednesday, but there were no immediate reports of damage, Xinhua reported.
According to the Athens Geodynamic Institute, the earthquake was recorded at 12:30 p.m. local time (0930 GMT) off Crete.
The trembler was felt in the southern coasts of Iraklion and Lassithi prefectures and in the city of Iraklion.
Greece is one of the most seismically active countries in the world.