Huge 6.0 magnitude earthquake strikes near Crete sparking urgent tsunami warning

TSUNAMI warnings have been issues across parts of Crete following a huge earthquake.

Warnings have been issued for Irakleion and Sitia after seismologists registered a magnitude six quake in the area.

Tsunami warning have been issued for parts of Crete, Greece following a huge earthquake

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Tsunami warning have been issued for parts of Crete, Greece following a huge earthquakeCredit: Getty
The quake occurred just past 1am local time at a depth of 50 miles

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The quake occurred just past 1am local time at a depth of 50 milesCredit: Twitter

“Following the #earthquake (#σεισμός) M6.0 occurred 60 km NE of #Siteía (#Greece) 20 min ago (local time 01:25:00),” the independent Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) tweeted.

“Move away from the coast and reach a higher place. Follow national authorities’ directives.”

The earthquake is said to have taken place at 1.25am local time and struck at a depth of 80 km (49.71 miles), EMSC said.

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