Cyprus Mail

Strong earthquake hits central Greece

earthquake in central greece
A file photo from a recent earthquake in Greece

A powerful earthquake hit central Greece on Friday but there were no immediate reports of any injuries or of serious damage to buildings.

The GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences gave a magnitude of 5.7 for the quake.

The Athens Geodynamics Institute said the epicentre of the quake was 16 km (10 miles) south of the town of Elassona in central Greece and that it struck at a depth of 8.5 km.

A strong quake hit the same area last week, damaging hundreds of buildings and forcing many people to leave their homes and to take temporary shelter in tents provided by the authorities.

Follow the Cyprus Mail on Google News

Related Posts

India’s election officials climb hills, ford rivers to reach voters

Reuters News Service

US House to vote on Ukraine and Israel aid, despite objections

Reuters News Service

Flooded UAE counts cost of epic rainstorm, airport still facing disruptions

Reuters News Service

Greek economy surges after decade of pain

Reuters News Service

EU leaders back new Iran sanctions after attack on Israel

Reuters News Service

US is reimposing oil sanctions on Venezuela, officials say

Reuters News Service