Light earthquake hits Laconia


A light earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale was felt at 11:15 am in the region of Laconia.
According to the Geodynamics Institute of the Athens National Observatory, the quake's epicentre was located eight km southeast of the town of Neapolis at a focal depth of 47 kilometres.
The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre said that the quake measured 4.0 on the Richter scale, and its epicentre was near the communities of Aghios Nikolaos and Velanidia.

ased on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Elafonisos (pop. 750) located 13 km from the epicenter, Gefyra (pop. 1,300) 25 km away, Sykia (pop. 1000) 36 km away, and Asopos (pop. 1,300) 37 km away