Several quakes shook parts of Greece on Tuesday morning. The strongest earthquake had a magnitude of 4.8 on the Richter scale. This was reported by the Geodynamic Institute of Athens. According to the report, the epicenter was 13 kilometers below the seabed southeast of the island of Evia. The earth tremors were also felt in the capital Athens, 60 kilometers away. The quake occurred shortly after 6:30 a.m. (local time). It was followed almost an hour later by two more earthquakes measuring 4.1 and 4.2 on the Richter scale.
"We have no information on casualties or damage so far," Lefteris Raviolos, mayor of the small town of Karystos on the island of Evia, told state radio ERT.
Series of earthquakes shakes Greece
6:32 a.m. - Earthquake of magnitude 4.8 in Greece.
7.23 a.m. - Earthquake of magnitude 4.1
7.24 a.m. - Earthquake of magnitude 4.2
However, schools would remain closed in the region on Tuesday. Before and after the quake with a magnitude of 4.8, there had been numerous pre- and aftershocks, some of which were also strong, according to seismologists.
In September 2022, an earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale shook the vacation island of Crete. A few days later, earthquakes shook popular vacation island in the Ionian Sea. The world-famous Navagio beach on the island of Zakynthos was temporarily closed to tourists after a rockfall.
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