Massive 6.2 quake hits Thessaly Region, Greece: numerous aftershocks still being recorded
A massive 6.2 earthquake hit near the capital city of Larissa in the Thessaly Region, Greece, earlier today, 3 March 2021, at 12:16 pm local time. Within minutes after the quake, our monitoring service received numerous reports from users describing moderate shaking. Reports coming from Larissa described to have felt strong shaking. The earthquake was felt at a radius of more than 200 km from the epicenter.
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About 21 aftershocks have been recorded within two hours after the quake. Most of these aftershocks was felt, with magnitudes of 2.8 up to the strongest at 5.7.
The mayor of Elassona, a nearby town from Larissa, stated that due to the intensity of the quake, teachers and pupils were evacuated. They have also assessed parts of the town and not much damage was found. A house collapse in Mesochori, Elassona was investigated by the Fire Brigade, no casualties were announced. Damaged household items have also been reported from different areas.
The Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs conveyed via social media and during a news conference that their country is willing to offer support to Greece if they will need it. Just a few months ago, in October 2020, the Aegean Sea was hit by a 7.0 quake causing massive damage, casualties, and injuries to the Turkish city Izmir. Minor damage, two casualties, and few injuries were sustained in the Greek island of Samos. The quake was able to produce a tsunami which reached the coastal towns of Turkey and Greece a few minutes after the quake.
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Date & time: 3 Mar 2021 12:16 pm (GMT +2) local time (3 Mar 2021 10:16 GMT)
Depth: 8.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.75°N / 22.21°E (Nomos Larisis, Thessaly, Greece)
Primary data source: NOA
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