Significant 5.9 quake hits near Larissa, Lárisa, Thessaly, Greece
Wed, 3 Mar 2021, 10:3610:36 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
An earthquake of magnitude 5.9 occurred only 8 minutes ago 27 km northwest of Larissa, Greece, the National Observatory of Athens (NOA) reported.
5.9 quake 3 Mar 12:16 pm (GMT +2)
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter near Larissa, Lárisa, Thessaly, Greece, around noon on Wednesday 3 March 2021 at 12:16 pm local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 6.9. A third agency, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), reported the same quake at magnitude 6.0.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should have been felt by everybody in the area of the epicenter. In those areas, dangerous ground shaking occurred with the potential to inflict moderate to heavy damage to buildings and other infrastructure.
Towns or cities where the quake likely caused strong ground shaking include
Moderate shaking probably occurred in Larissa (pop. 144,700) located 27 km from the epicenter, and Trikala (pop. 61,700) 36 km away.
In Karditsa (pop. 32,800) located 44 km from the epicenter, Katerini (pop. 53,300) 69 km away, Nea Ionia (pop. 32,700) 79 km away, Volos (pop. 86,000) 81 km away, Lamia (pop. 52,000) 96 km away, and Thessaloniki (pop. 354,300) 123 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
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Date & time: 3 Mar 2021 12:16 pm (GMT +2) local time (3 Mar 2021 10:16 GMT)
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.73°N / 22.13°E (Nomos Larisis, Thessaly, Greece)
Primary data source: NOA
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