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20 Mar 2020 | 08:21 PM UTC

Greece: 5.7-magnitude earthquake hits south of Paramythia March 21

A 5.7-magnitude strikes south of Paramythia on March 21; no immediate reports of damages

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Event

The US Geological Survey (USGS) recorded a 5.7-magnitude earthquake approximately 13 km (8 mi) south-southeast of Paramythia on the early morning hours (local time) of Friday, March 21. According to initial reports, the quake hit at a depth of 10 km (6 mi) at about 02:49. There were no immediate reports of damages.

Aftershocks are possible over the coming hours.

Advice

Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor the situation and prepare for potential aftershocks.

In the event of aftershocks, individuals are advised to protect themselves as much as possible from falling debris if indoors (e.g. under a table), move away from windows, and not attempt to leave a building unless there is an immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.