A magnitude 6 earthquake shakes Greece, without victims for now

A magnitude 6 earthquake shakes Greece, without victims for now

An earthquake of magnitude 6 on the Richter scale shook central Greece on Wednesday and was even felt in Athens, located almost 400 kilometers further south, with no reports of victims for now.

According to the Athens Geodetic Institute, the epicenter of the earthquake that occurred at 12:16 local time (10.16. GMT) was located 16 kilometers south of the town of Elasona, in the district of Lárisa, and at a focal depth of 7.8 kilometers.
Three minutes later there were several aftershocks with magnitudes between 4.2 and 4.9.
A spokesman for the Civil Protection told Efe that there are no reports on victims or material damage of importance.
Greek public television reports some landslides on roads in the region.
The president of the Central Greece region, Konstantinos Agorastós, called for the immediate evacuation of all public buildings and schools as a precautionary measure.
The earthquake was also felt strongly in Thessaloniki, the second largest city in the country, located 150 kilometers north of the epicenter.
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