The European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) has confirmed the earthquake in the popular holiday hotspot. Schools have been evacuated and structural damage as a result of the earthquake has been reported in Arkalochori.
One Twitter user said: “I’m shaking so bad this was the biggest and scariest earthquake I’ve ever experienced.”
Some of those caught up in the quake have taken to social media to share their experiences.
More to follow…