An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 hit the Greek island of Crete this morning. One person has died and at least nine others have been injured. The ongoing tremors have also affected Bulgaria, Turkey, Egypt, Greece, Italy, Libya and North Macedonia.
Both Greece and Turkey sit on fault lines (geological fractures in rock surfaces), so earthquakes are quite common in this part of the world. Crete experiences earthquakes every year, but the last major event was back in 1994 when a magnitude of 6.3 hit the island.
What does today’s earthquake mean for people who had a holiday booked to the island?
Which parts of the island have been worst affected?
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