Earthquake measuring 3.3 Richter felt across Athens
A powerful earthquake was felt across the city of Athens and Attica at about 8.30 on Friday morning. The earthquake only lasted…
A powerful earthquake was felt across the city of Athens and Attica at about 8.30 on Friday morning. The earthquake only lasted a few seconds, but caused some concern due to its shallow focal depth.
The Institute of Geodynamics announced that the earthquake measured about 3.3 on the Richter scale, while its epicenter was located in Galatsi, a suburb in the north of Athens.
Furthermore, the earthquake occurred at a depth of about 5 kilometers, which meant that it was felt across the capital. Schools in Athens were reportedly temporarily evacuated.
The director of the Institute of Geodynamics, seismologist Akis Tselentis, appeared on Mega Channel shortly after and stressed that there was no need to worry, adding that there is no prior history of tremors in the area.