Minor quakes jolt Mount Athos

Two earthquakes were recorded on Sunday in the area of Mount Athos, in northern Greece.

A 5.2 Richter quake was recorded at 01:50am with no damages reported.

Video captured at Axion Estin – Monastery of Karyes during the quake, was posted on Facebook.

In the video, the fathers seem to remain calm during the earthquake.

1.50 πρωί του Τ. Σταυρου

Ο Σεισμός την ωρα της αγρυπνιας του Τ. Σταυρου στο Ιερό του Πρωτάτου

Posted by Ι.Ν. Πρωτάτου Καρυών -Άξιον Εστί on Saturday, 26 September 2020

The second light quake measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale was recorded at 3:22pm.

The epicentre was 18 km south-southwest of Mt. Athos and originated at a depth of 15km.

According to sources, there were slight damages at the police station of Karyes.

Seismologists are closely monitoring the situation.