Earthquake shakes Athens

Greece has been rattled by an earthquake, which measures 4.5 on the Richter Magnitude Scale.

At 2024 GMT it was felt in central Athens and the suburbs. Witnesses said it set off car alarms.

Gerassimos Papadopoulos, researcher with the Athens Geodynamics institute told state TV ERT the epicentre was near Marathon, in southeastern Attica. The depth, he said, was between five and 10 km.

The region has been active in recent days and the latest earthquake seems to be the peak of this activity, Mr Papadopoulos said without ruling out the possibility of another earthquake.

 “Residents should remain calm,” he said. “The data is in our favour.”

 

GCT Team

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