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Earthquake strikes eastern Crete

The Greek holiday island of Crete has been hit by an earthquake, sparking a tsunami warning, say reports.

The US Geological Survey said the 6.4 magnitude tremor was at a depth of 10km, in eastern Crete.

The British embassy in Greece is monitoring reports of the earthquake, which was approximately 25km southeast of the town of Sitia (pictured) on Tuesday (October 12).

“You should remain vigilant and follow the advice of the local authorities, and be aware of the possibility of aftershocks,” said the embassy.

Sky News said the quake triggered a tsunami warning but there have so far been no reports of injuries or serious damage.

Three weeks ago, another quake on Crete killed a man and damaged hundreds of buildings.

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