Greece holiday hotspot Crete hit by massive 6.5 mag earthquake

A massive 6.58 magnitude earthquake has hit Brit holiday hotspot Crete, Greece.

Scores have terrified people have tweeted about the earthquake but the exact extent of the impact is not yet clear.

Greece lies in one of the most seismically active parts of the world and is a popular tourist destination throughout the year for Brits.

The quake comes less than 24 hours after Bosnia and Albania were rocked by huge tremors yesterday.

Rescue crews used excavators to search for survivors trapped in toppled apartment buildings after a powerful pre-dawn earthquake in Albania killed at least 20 people and injured more than 600.

The 6.4 magnitude quake was felt across the southern Balkans early on Tuesday and was followed by multiple aftershocks.

In nearby Bosnia, another temblor with a preliminary magnitude of 5.4 struck south-east of the capital and rattled Sarajevo.

There were no immediate reports of casualties and only minor damage in that earthquake.

The quake in Albania knocked down apartment buildings and hotels while people slept, and rescue crews worked into the evening to free people believed trapped.

There was no indication as to how many people might still be buried in the rubble, as neighbouring countries and European Union nations sent search-and-rescue crews to help.

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