Greece Hit by 6.9-Magnitude Earthquake and The Latest Planet X Photos
Greece was shaken by a 6.9-magnitude earthquake today which was felt in Athens and sent locals into the streets in Larissa close to where the tremor struck.
Witnesses in Larissa said that ‘buildings were shaking’ and ‘dust was rising’ with one house said to have ‘shaken like a ship’ following the quake.
Local media said people had fled their homes amid the tremor which made itself felt not only in Athens but also in the capitals of nearby Kosovo, Montenegro, and North Macedonia.
Numerous aftershocks were reported following the quake around noon local time, but there was no immediate word on injuries.
The quake’s epicenter was measured at 14 miles from Larissa, with a depth of around five miles, according to the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre.
The EMSC put the magnitude at 6.9 but estimates varied, with the United States Geological Survey pegging it at 6.3.
A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit Grece at 10:16 UTC on March 3, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC initially reported M6.9 and later downgraded it to M6.2 at a depth of 10 km.
The epicenter was located 10 km (6.3 miles) WNW of Týrnavos (population 10 796), 25 km (15.7 miles) NW of Lárisa (population 144,651), and 25 km (15.6 miles) ENE of Trikala (population 61,653), Thessaly, Greece.
There are bout 1 290 000 people living within 100 km (62 miles).
22,000 people are estimated to have felt very strong shaking, 215,000 strong, 262,000 moderate, and 2,991,000 light.
The USGS issued a Green alert for shaking-related fatalities and Yellow for economic losses.
Some damage is possible and the impact should be relatively localized. Estimated economic losses are less than 1% of the GDP of Greece. Past events with this alert level have required a local or regional level response.
Overall, the population in this region resides in structures that are vulnerable to earthquake shaking, though resistant structures exist. The predominant vulnerable building types are mud walls with wood and unreinforced brick with mud construction.
Recent earthquakes in this area have caused secondary hazards such as landslides that might have contributed to losses.
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