The inhabitants of Thessaly and especially of Elassona spent a night of agony, from continuous aftershocks.
The scientists' report on their earthquake is expected to be ready on Monday 5,9 Richter that occurred on Thursday night in Elassona, just a few hours after the initial earthquake 6,3 Richter. The Research Director of the Geodynamic Institute, Gerasimos Chouliaras, speaking in the morning on ANT1, stressed that the strong aftershock surprised seismologists, but estimated that another rupture was unlikely to be triggered.
The same time, scientists talk about significant soil subsidence, which reaches even the 40 centimeters. Utilizing images captured by the Sentinel satellite 1 during its orbit around the Earth they noticed a significant territorial deformation. As the director of Research of the Geodynamic Institute Athanasios Ghanas states in the newspaper "NEA" "the maximum sedimentation value, touching 40 centimeters, is observed in the mountainous area west of the village of Damasi and north of the village of Zarko ".
The restoration planning
Today, however, the planning of the Local Government and the Ministry of Infrastructure continues for the gradual restoration of the problems faced by the areas of Larissa Prefecture., which were hit by the strong seismic vibrations of the previous days. In particular, the design focuses on addressing and improving the temporary housing of residents living in the last days in tents., as their homes were severely damaged by the earthquake and have been deemed unsuitable.
As the governor of Thessaly Costas Agorastos explained to APE-MPE, today are expected to arrive in the areas of Elassona from the Ministry of Infrastructure – Tyrnavos a first number 40 caravans, to improve the relocation of a number of people living in tents after the strong earthquake of 6,3 on the Richter scale on Wednesday. This process will continue in the coming hours, where new caravans are expected to gradually arrive, but also larger huts that will be installed where needed in cooperation with the municipalities.
Mr.. Buyer, noted that in the affected areas the supply of basic necessities continues for the residents especially for the people who cannot return to their homes. Specifically in the specially designed points in Damasi of the municipality of Tyrnavos and elsewhere, where tents for the victims have been set up so far, the supply of blankets to the residents continues, sleeping bags, drinking water and food, while the electrification process has been completed to ensure the possibility of operating radiators to protect residents from the cold.
Checks and autopsies
According to the information of the sub. Infrastructure has been carried out until yesterday Friday 5 March autopsies in 841 houses of which 520 have been declared uninhabitable. also, have been checked 22 professional spaces, of which unsuitable are 12.
It is worth noting that it continues, as well as the submission of reports to the municipality of Larissa by residents of the city of Larissa, for the appearance of cracks in houses, while engineers' ladders continue the checks. Regarding the problems in the water supply network in the city of Larissa, where intense turbidity was found in the water, after strong seismic vibrations, according to DEYAL, the damage to the water supply network has been repaired.
At the same time, however, the announcement of the municipal company states, that due to the large size of the water supply network but also the limited use of problematic drillings, Consumers are advised to limit consumption for all uses to the absolutely necessary quantities, in order to gradually normalize the operation of the network.
The Municipality of Tyrnavos and the Municipal Unit of Potamia of the Municipality of Elassona of the Regional Unit of Larissa were declared in a State of Civil Protection Emergency., as well as the Municipality of Farkadona of the Regional Unit of Trikala of the Region of Thessaly for the response to emergencies and the management of the consequences that occurred due to the strong seismic vibration that occurred in 03-03-2021 in the above areas.
Moreover, from Wednesday morning, immediately after the occurrence of the first earthquake in Thessaly, Deputy Minister of Health Zoe Rapti contacted the administration of the General Hospital of Larissa and the Thessalian Mental Health Society, Care and Rehabilitation (ΘΕΨΥΠΑ) and gave instructions for the organization of psychological support groups of the population. In this context, in a tent of the earthquake victims' camp in the area of Damasi, there is a psychological support station, which consists of two psychologists and a psychiatrist. The station, under the coordination of the General Manager of TEPSYPA Giannis Papageorgiou, cooperates with the Civil Protection as well as with the Municipality of Tyrnavos and the Region of Thessaly.
In addition, in collaboration with the Commander of the General Hospital of Larissa, Gregory Vlachaki, ομάδα επαγγελματιών Ψυχικής Υγείας του Νοσοκομείου βρίσκεται από σήμερα το πρωί στο Μεσοχώρι, προκειμένου να παρέχει τις υπηρεσίες της στους πολίτες που εξακολουθούν να δοκιμάζονται από τους ισχυρούς μετασεισμούς. Οι σταθμοί ψυχολογικής υποστήριξης θα παραμείνουν στην πληττόμενη από το σεισμό περιοχή για όσο χρονικό διάστημα χρειαστεί.