6.3-magnitude earthquake rocks Greece

Thousands in the streets of Larissa and Trikala

03 March, 13:23

    ROME - A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake (5.9 according to other reports) was recorded Wednesday in central Greece, in the region of Thessaly.

    Thousands of people took to the streets of Larissa and Trikala, the two main centers of Thessaly after the strong earthquake rocked the region. The quake was also heard in Athens and in the north of the country.

    According to the website in-gr, one person was trapped under the rubble in the village of Mesochori. The epicenter was in Tyrnavos, north-west of Larissa.

    According to Efthymios Lekkas, professor of geodynamics at the Kapodistrias University in Athens, the affected area is at "very high seismic risk. We are monitoring the phenomenon and we can't say yet whether it is the main earthquake", he said, quoted by in.gr.

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