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One dead, 9 injured after 5.8 magnitude earthquake hits Greek island

  • The man died when the dome of a church that was being renovated in the town of Arkalochori caved in. 
  • People were sent rushing out onto the streets when the earthquake struck. 
  • Several aftershocks followed, Civil protection authorities said many buildings had been damaged.
  • The European Mediterranean Seismological Centre initially recorded a magnitude of 6.5 while the United States Geological Survey put it at 6.0.