Ron Asen and his entourage were sitting on the hotel balcony when a 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck on the other side of the island.
For the second time in a month, the popular holiday island of Crete in Greece was hit by a strong earthquake on Tuesday.
This time, the earthquake, which was recorded around 12.30 local time, was measured at 6.3 degrees.
Rune Aasen is on an extended island vacation with his girlfriend and two children. He says they were sitting on the balcony of their hotel room in the town of Rethymnon when the earthquake struck the eastern side of the island.
– We felt that the building began to sway violently, and vibrate well in the glasses on the table in front of us. We’ve also seen Jet Ski providers start towing all of the scooters ashore. Then we understood it was an earthquake, he says.
According to the European Center for Seismology, the earthquake was at a depth of two kilometers, and occurred about 140 kilometers east of Rethymnon, where Asen lives.
By early Tuesday afternoon, no injuries had been reported so far, but photos posted to Twitter show, among other things, a collapsed church.
Asen says they realize that earthquakes can cause tsunamis, so they explored the sea.
– We were excited about whether there was a wave.
– The hotel has not been evacuated. It wasn’t much dramatic, but it was disgusting considering what could have happened, he says.
Assen says he was also in Crete on September 27, then one person died After a building collapsed as a result of an earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale.
according to Sky News Local police and firefighters are working Tuesday afternoon to check buildings on the island’s east coast.
The media house further wrote that the earthquake was felt on several Greek islands, including Karpathos, Kasos and Rhodes.
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