Status: 03.03.2021 10:07 p.m.
A magnitude six earthquake struck Greece – numerous aftershocks followed. Several people were injured, there are no fatalities. The military set up tents for those whose homes were damaged.
A strong earthquake shook northern Greece. The Athens Geodynamics Observatory announced that the epicenter of the 6.0 magnitude quake was 238 kilometers north of Athens in the region of the small town of Tyrnavos.
Thousands of residents ran onto the streets, as reported by state television ERT and news portals in the affected regions.
The tremor was felt across mainland Greece, including Athens. There were numerous aftershocks, one of which was 5.7.
No fatalities, several people buried
As the police and fire brigade confirmed in the evening, there were no fatalities. However, numerous houses in two villages near Tyrnavos were badly damaged. Six people were rescued from the rubble. But you are not seriously injured, so the rescue service. The military pitched tents that evening to provide shelter for people whose homes were damaged.
“The quake was very strong and it lasted a long time,” said regional governor Kostas Agorastos on state television. According to him, all schools will remain closed on Thursday.
Earthquakes are not uncommon in Greece because the country lies on several fault lines. Since the quakes often occur in the sea, there are seldom deaths or major damage.