A 6.8 magnitude earthquake has hit just south of the Greek island of Lithakia in the Ionian Sea, Italy’s seismological agency reported.
According to the USGS, a series of earthquakes have hit the same location in the early morning, local time, with the strongest 6.8 tremor striking at 1:54 a.m. local time on Friday, Oct. 26. The epicenter of the strong quake was reported by the USGS as 16.6 kilometers (10.3 miles) deep.
This earthquake is not expected to cause damage. However a LOCAL tsunami was observed in the sea level instrument nearby of about 20cm. This can cause strong local current. Just do not go on beaches
— EMSC (@LastQuake) October 26, 2018
Residents and seismologists have reported tremors felt across the region, including in Athen, which lies 282 kilometers (175 miles) to the northwest, Albania to the north, and parts of Italy to the northwest.
— severe-weather.EU (@severeweatherEU) October 25, 2018
Anybody else in western Greece feel that massive earthquake about 20 minutes ago? This is video of our dining room chandelier stroll swinging 1-2 minutes *after* the earthquake ended! #earthquake #Patra #westernGreece #expatlife pic.twitter.com/4mDC2FUulO
— Aliz Koletas (@AlizKoletas) October 25, 2018
Just half an hour earlier, a 5.0 magnitude quake hit the same location, according to the USGS. Another 5.2 magnitude aftershock was felt at 2:09 a.m. local time.
— Shuvankar Mukherjee (@shuvankr) October 25, 2018
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