The quake was registered shortly before midnight. The epicenter is located closer to the coast of Greece – 224 kilometers southwest of the Greek city of Methoni and 305 kilometers northwest of the Libyan city of Al-Bayda. The hearth is at a depth of 10 kilometers below the sea surface.
This was followed by a series of tremors around the island of Crete, which were between 2 and 4 on the Richter scale.
No casualties or damage were reported.