An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale, was recorded just before at 23:58 on Tuesday in the sea, north west of Heraklion in Crete.

According to the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center’s initial estimate, the earthquake was of 5.6 magnitude, with the epicenter being in the sea area, 29 kilometers northeast of Palaikastro in Sitia, and with a focal depth of 31 kilometers.

The Euro-Mediterranean then revised its initial estimate with the quake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale and with a focal depth of 80 km.

According to ERT correspondent in Heraklion Fani Kalathakis, the quake did have a duration but did not cause any damages.