A strong 5.2 magnitude earthquake on the Richter scale was recorded shortly before 8:30, Friday morning. The tremor was felt in Athens, while a significant aftershock was also recorded.

According to the Geodynamic Institute of Athens, the earthquake location was 6 kilometers east of Prokopios Evia, an area 120km northeast of Athens, while the focal depth was 14.2 km.

A few minutes later, a strong aftershock of 3.7 Richter was also recorded, with an epicenter 11 kilometers west-northwest of Limniona Evia, with a focal depth of 5 kilometers.

Speaking to Public Broadcaster ERT, the President of the EARTHQUAKE PLANNING & PROTECTION ORGANIZATION (E.P.P.O.), Efthimios Lekkas said that the epicenter is in an area that does not produce large earthquakes. “It is likely that today’s earthquake is the ceiling,” he said.

feature image from archive (2022)