A 6.4 magnitude earthquake in Greece hit Crete on Saturday and the effects of earthquakes in the area are now being virally discussed thanks to a chilling underwater video that was first posted in November 2010.
The recent earthquake was reported to have a 6.4 magitude according to the US Geological Survey, while the Athens Observatory placed the quake at a slightly lowered 6.2 magnitude.
Geology professor, Efthymios Lekkas, talked about the earthquake in Greece with Skai radio. “The quake took place in an area known for its seismic activity. It was strongly felt in Crete but also in the rest of Greece,” Lekkas said.
The earthquake occurred at 4:12 p.m. The incident went down 42 miles west of Chania, Crete, and 172 miles south from Athens.
The earthquake originated from 14 miles under the sea, although its impact was felt for many miles.
Speaking to the Associated Press Deputy Mayor for Chania, Manoussos Lionakis, said:
“The earthquake was very strong and lasted long. Fortunately, there was no serious damage. The worst I’ve heard was some rock falls in a ravine west of the city. A bus was trapped, but no one was hurt. We have removed the debris. Right now we have employees inspecting the buildings in the old city, but, apart from some cracked marble facades here and there, we have found nothing.”
The video at the top of this page, posted to YouTube in 2010, has began to go viral online for a second time after the recent tremors, the video shows some of the very large cracks that were formed when earthquakes in the area struck underwater. The video footage was taken from the seabed near los Beach.
It should be noted that the crevices shown in the video have been formed because of various recent earthquakes to hit Greece. The crevices if filmed today are likely even larger as the result of current seismic activity.