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Crete earthquake measuring 6.2 detected

June 15, 2013 at 1:26 PM   |   Comments

ATHENS, Greece, June 15 (UPI) -- Seismologists in the United States said their equipment picked up a magnitude 6.2 earthquake on the Greek island of Crete Saturday.

There were no immediate reports from Crete; however, the U.S. Geological Survey said the epicenter was relatively shallow and a mere 37 miles south of the town of Pirgos and 253 miles from Athens.

The quake struck at 6:11 p.m. local time in Crete.

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