Strong earthquake hits Crete island, Athens

Athens, SANA- A strong earthquake struck off the Greek island of Crete early on Monday but there were no immediate reports of damage.

The quake was of magnitude 5.5, the Athens Geodynamic Institute was quoted by Reuters as saying, adding that the quake was felt as far away as Cairo, Egypt.

Earlier, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) had revised the magnitude of the earthquake to 5.4 from 6.

The quake was at a depth of 80 km (49.71 miles), EMSC said.

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