Magnitude 5.9 earthquake rocks Greece

Alaturka Amerika ABD Haberleri

By Mehmet Hatipoglu

KOMOTINI, Greece (AA) – A magnitude 5.9 earthquake hit near the Greek city of Larissa on Thursday.

The epicenter was recorded in Elassona town in Larissa, the fifth most populous city in Greece, according to the Institute of Geodynamics in Athens.

The quake hit just before 8:38 p.m. (1838GMT).

No injuries or damage have been reported.

The head of the Greek Earthquake Planning and Protection Agency, Efthimios Lekkas, said another fault line, possibly linked to a magnitude 6.0 tremor that occurred in the same region on Wednesday, may have been activated.

That earthquake shook a region 24 kilometers (15 miles) northwest of Larissa at around 12.16 p.m. (1016GMT) at a depth of 7.8 kilometers (5 miles), according to the Institute of Geodynamics.

*Writing by Havva Kara Aydin

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