A 4.6 on the Richter scale earthquake was recorded shortly before 5:27 a.m. Saturday with an epicenter in northern Evia island, off the east coast of mainland Greece. According to the Geodynamic Institute of Athens, the tremor was centered two kilometers south-southeast of the town of Vassilika and with a focal depth of 18.7 km.

According to the head of the Earthquake Planning & Protection Organization (EPPO), Prof. Efthymios Lekkas, who spoke to public broadcaster ERT, shocks were felt before the main earthquake struck. Despite the magnitude, no serious damage was reported.

The tremor was followed by a series of aftershocks of lower intensity, with the strongest reaching 3.8 and 3.9 on the Richter scale at 06:14 and 06:36, respectively.

The large island of Evia is generally an earthquake-prone area, with the Geodynamic Institute recording 12 seismic vibrations in the region in the last 24 hours.