Não se espera que um grande terremoto de 6.8 na Grécia às 12.54h20, horário local, cause danos. No entanto, um tsunami foi observado no instrumento de nível do mar próximo a cerca de XNUMX cm. Isso pode causar uma forte corrente local.
The epicentre of the quake was located in the Ionian Sea, near the Greek Island of Zante and about 50 miles north-east of the city of Pyrgos.
The quake had a depth of around 16 kilometres. The US Geological Survey (USGS) said casualties are possible.
Tourists report violent shaking in Greece. Witnesses tweeted : “Objects fell off shelves. According to reports, the quake lasted 15 to 30 seconds and was felt as far as Malta, Libya, Italy, Greece, Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Turkey.
3 hours after the quake no reports of casualties or injuries were reported.