Early-morning earthquake in northern Evia felt in Athens

Residents in Halkida, Fthiotida and all the way in Athens were woke up by an earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale…

Residents in Halkida, Fthiotida and all the way in Athens were woke up by an earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale, which occurred at about 4:09am on Tuesday morning in the north of Evia.

According to the Institute of Geodynamics of the National Observatory, the earthquake took place at about 77km north-northwest of Athens and 26km northwest of Halkida, at a depth of about 13km. Professor Efthimios Lekkas reported that it was caused by a fault line near the Atalanti fault line. The two fault lines, he added, were unrelated.

A couple aftershocks followed – 3.8R at 4:13am and 3.3R at 5:31am – suggesting that there was no reason for further concern. Although no damages or injuries were reported, authorities will be on standby for the next 48 hours.

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