GreeceA magnitude 5 earthquake struck the Greek island of Euboea
Several earthquakes struck the Greek island of Euboea near Athens on Tuesday, but no injuries or damage were reported so far.
A 5-magnitude earthquake struck the Greek island of Evia, 56 km northeast of Athens, on Tuesday evening, the Geodynamic Research Center of Athens said. According to local media, no injuries or damages have been reported so far.
The quake, centered at a depth of 9 km east of the island of Euboea, occurred at 8:06 pm GMT (9:06 pm Swiss time), the same source said. According to local media, this was especially felt on the island and in Attica, the integration of Athens.
It was the fourth and strongest earthquake recorded on Tuesday and with the same magnitude in Euboea: the first earthquake of 4.8 was recorded at 04:32 GMT, followed by two of 4.1 and 4.2 an hour later (05:23 and 05:24 GMT).
Lying on several geological fault lines, Greece is regularly hit by earthquakes, which sometimes cause loss of life and property damage. In October 2021, a 6.3 earthquake struck the island of Crete, causing property damage but no casualties. But in October 2020, a magnitude 7 earthquake in the Aegean Sea killed two people on the Greek island of Samos and more than 100 in the nearby Turkish coastal city of Izmir.
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