A magnitude 6.3 earthquake has struck the Greek island of Crete on Tuesday.

the quake struck a depth of 10km under the village of palekastro, according to the us geological survey.

It comes three weeks after another tremor killed a man on the island and damaged hundreds of buildings.

There were no immediate reports of serious damage or injury.

Authorities said police and fire crews were checking buildings in eastern Crete for damage.

the quake was felt on greek islands to the east of crete, including karpathos, kassos and rhodes.

'The quake was felt all over the island, and it did cause concern because we are still feeling the aftershocks from the previous quake,' Crete's deputy regional governor, Yiannis Leondarakis, told Greece's state-run radio.

Greece earthquake: A seperate earthquake crippled the island just week ago (Image: GETTY)

Hundreds of people from villages south of the island's largest city, Heraklion, remain homeless following the quake that struck on September 27.

A man was killed while carrying out restoration work at a church that was damaged in the area.

Mr Leondarakis said of Tuesday's earthquake : "Fortunately, there does not appear to be any serious damage despite the fact that it was a strong event and occurred at a shallow depth."

The earthquake was reported at 9.24am UTC, 12.24pm local time.

The latest quake struck the island on Tuesday (Picture:

magnitude 4.1 and 4.6 quakes that are believed to be aftershocks took place minutes later, the geodynamic institute said.

The whole house shook side to side by at least 15 centimetres.

It lasted about 20 seconds.'"

Greece is located on a number of fault lines, and is sporadically hit by earthquakes.

Greece earthquake: A 6.2 quake has struck this afternoon (Image: USGS)

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the institute in athens said tuesday afternoon's quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.3 and occurred undersea off the eastern coast of the island.

one person from sitia, said on the emsc : "quite strong one!

The man died after the dome of the Church of Prophet Elias in the town of Arkalochori- which appeared to be the worst hit- collapsed trapping three workers inside, reported

An earthquake also hit Crete on September 27 (Picture: AFP)

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Another quake was reported in the Dodecanese Islands today.

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