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Chania: Strong earthquake 4.9 Richter – felt in Heraklion and Rethymnon

Chania: Strong earthquake 4.9 Richter – felt in Heraklion and Rethymnon

Earthquake Shake them off SaniaJust before 10:50 Sunday morning (13/8).

According to the Geodynamic Institute’s automated solution, the magnitude of the seismicity was high 4.9 on the Richter scale.

Focus is on 10 km east-southeast of Saukia SaniaThe focal depth is estimated at 5 km.

The 4.9 Richter earthquake was particularly felt in Chania and neighboring provinces (Heraklion-Rethymno). Residents go out into the street.

Safety measures during an earthquake

Citizens can find specific instructions on what to do during and after an earthquake on the website of the General Secretariat of Civil Defense. Here are the instructions:

When an earthquake occurs:

If you are indoors

be quiet. Cover up under some sturdy furniture (table, desk, table), kneel down and hold his leg with your hands. If there is no sturdy furniture, kneel in the middle of the room, lower your height as much as possible and protect your head and neck with your hands. Move away from large glass surfaces (windows, glass partitions) or furniture and objects that could injure you. Do not try to leave the house. Do not go out on the balcony.

If you are in a tall building

Move away from windows and exterior walls.

If you are in an entertainment area, shopping center or large store

be quiet. Stay in the area until the vibration stops. Don’t move erratically towards the exits with the panicked crowd or you risk being trampled.

If you are in an open area

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Stay away from buildings, areas under telephone or power lines, and if you have a bag or briefcase, cover your head. If you are in a car, take shelter in the open and park the car carefully so as not to obstruct traffic. Avoid passing through tunnels, bridges or overpasses