An earthquake measuring 6 on the Richter scale jolted Greece on Wednesday Center And he felt it even in Athens, which is located 400 kilometers to the south. real time, No casualties were reported.
According to the Institute of Geodesy of Athens, Epicenter Done at 12.16 hours local time (10.16 GMT) It was located 16 kilometers south of the city of Elasona, In the Lárisa region, at a focal depth of 7.8 km.
Three minutes later, there were several aftershocks of between 4.2 and 4.9 magnitude. Greek journalists published a video of Larisa residents who took to the city streets after feeling the first earthquake.
A Civil Protection spokesperson told Efe that There are no reports of casualties or significant material damage.
Greek public television reports some Landslides on highways in the region.
Constantinos Agorastos, head of central Greece, asked Immediate evacuation of all public buildings and schools as a precaution.
The earthquake was also felt strongly in Thessaloniki, the second largest city in the country, located 150 kilometers north of the epicenter. The earthquake was felt across Greece, Greek seismologist Vasilis Karathanasis told local television. In addition, the earthquake was reported as far away as the capitals of North Macedonia, Kosovo and Montenegro.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu expressed his solidarity with the Greek people and communicated with his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias. Cavsoglu stressed that Turkey is ready to help Greece if needed.