The island was rattled by two more aftershocks several minutes after the original earthquake, the aftershocks were reported to have a preliminary magnitude of 4.8 and 4.1.
Data show slight change in water level (15cm) on the coast https://t.co/jZd1IG8E0i
— EMSC (@LastQuake) May 2, 2020
The magnitude 6.5 quake was at a relatively shallow depth of 6 miles (10 km), the EMSC said.
The Athens Geodynamic Institute said the quake struck about 55 km south of the city of Ierapetra.
News outlets reported that local residents ran to their balconies as they experienced several seconds of shaking.
There are no immediate reports of casualties or damage.
Epoch Times staff contributed to this report.