Very strong seismic vibration with magnitude 5,9 on the Richter scale, focusing 16 mm. south-southwest of Elassona occurred on 20.38 as announced by the bodies forming the Unified National Seismological Network, the Geodynamic Institute of the National Observatory of Athens.
The earthquake was felt in both Attica and Ioannina.
Lekkas: Another branch of the rift was activated
The new earthquake was a surprise for us, said Professor Efthymios Lekkas to ERT, emphasizing that another branch of the rift was activated, the northern branch of Mesochori.
The message he sent to the residents of the area is not to stay in their homes.
Very strong aftershock, said the professor of AUTh K.. Papazachos
For a very strong aftershock, which does not surprise scientists spoke for his part the professor of seismology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) Costas Papazachos.
In his statements to APE-MPE, Mr.. Papazahos spoke of an "almost twin earthquake", as it was almost the same size as the original, while leaving open the possibility of its size being revised upwards.
He stressed, not, that the focus (16 mm. south-southwest of Elassona ) was in the same area as yesterday, but shifted northwest, but it comes from the same rift.
He pointed out, end, that "we have not seen the activation of neighboring faults", however if this happens "it will be seen in the coming days".