Greek Island of Crete hit by 6.5 magnitude tremors as earthquake 'shakes buildings' sparking 'tsunami warning'

A MONSTER 6.5 earthquake has rocked the Greek island of Crete sparking a tsunami warning.

According to local media, the shaker has sparked panic in the island's capital Heraklion with residents fleeing "shaking" buildings.

There are reports of rocks falling on roads due to the damage caused to properties.

The quake has prompted a tsnumai warning on the island, the largest in Greece, which is popular with British tourists and expats.

There has been no injuries reported, says local reporter Manolis Kostidis.

The earthquake had a depth of 2km and its epicentre was 23km northwest of the capital.

One local tweeted: "Okay, that was interesting – just as we were finishing breakfast it sounded like a lorry was going to come through the wall and everything shook.

"Online reports show it as a 5.6 to 6.3 magnitude #earthquake epicentred a few kilometres away. #Crete."

Another resident wrote: "I'm shaking so bad this was the biggest and scariest earthquake I've ever experienced."

According to the the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the earthquake had a magnitude of 6.5.

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