Earthquake that shook Elassona measured 6.0 Richter

A second quake followed a few minutes later, measuring 4.6 Richter, with epicentre 7 km west-southwest of Elassona.




The strong quake that shook the wider region of Thessaly, central Greece at 12:16 on Wednesday measured 6.0 on the Richter scale, according to a revised estimate by the Geodynamics Institute of National Observatory of Athens. Its epicentre was located 16 km south of the town of Elassona with focal depth 7.8 km.

A second quake followed a few minutes later, measuring 4.6 Richter, with epicentre 7 km west-southwest of Elassona.

Initially, the Geodynamics Institute had said that the two quakes measured 5.9 Richter and 4.4 Richter, respectively, but the magnitude of the earthquakes was later revised.

Source: ΑΝΑ – MPA

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