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Earthquake of magnitude 6.2 hits Greece

Wed 03 Mar 2021, 21:57:36

An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 struck Greece on Wednesday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said, having earlier reported magnitudes of 6.9 and 5.9 for the tremblor.


The quake was at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles), EMSC said.


The German Research Centre for Geosciences pegged the earthquake at magnitude 6.0, with a depth of 10 km.


The Athens Geodynamic Institute said that the epicenter was 20 km south of the town of Elassona in central Greece.


A fire service official in Athens said there were no reports of damages or injuries so far but added: "My colleagues felt it, it was strong."


Greek seismologist Vassilis Karathanasis told state television that the tremor was felt across Greece.

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