Athens, 3 March 2021 (dpa/MIA) — An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 hit central Greece on Wednesday morning, according to research centers in the United States and Germany.
The quake struck at 11:16 am (1016 GMT) at a depth of 10 kilometers near the town of Tyrnavos, some 380 kilometres north of the Greek capital, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported.
A second quake of magnitude 5.1 struck 7 kilometres west of the same town within 20 minutes, the USGS reported.
Greece was hit by a series of quakes under magnitude 5 last month.
Across the Ionian Sea on the Italian island of Sicily the volcano Mount Etna has spectacularly erupted several times in the past two weeks.