A severe earthquake of 6 magnitude struck in Thessaly, northern Greece. The extent of the damage is unclear yet.
A strong Earthquake Has shaken the whole of northern Greece. According to state television (ERT) and news portals in the affected areas, thousands of residents ran into the streets. According to the Geodynamic Institute of Athens, the earthquake strength is 6.
The epicenter of the earthquake was about ten kilometers below the Earth’s surface in the region of the small town of Tiranvos. Tremors were felt in mainland Greece, including Athens. The capital is about 350 kilometers away. Reports of the amount of deaths and injuries and damage were not initially available.
Police and fire brigades as well as local officials were looking for damages or injuries, state television reported. “Television was very strong and it lasted a long time,” said regional governor Kostas Agorastos on regional television. The population in Larissa City, near the earthquake, was told not to enter their homes for the next two hours as the first earthquake followed two strong aftershocks of 5.
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