Scientists say that the earthquake that shook Greece on Tuesday night and was felt in Athens is not cause for concern.
“Τhe earthquake is not a cause for concern, as it is in the same area where last January we had an earthquake of the same magnitude,” said Giorgos Papadopoulos, Director of the Insitute of Geodynamics at the National Observatory of Athens.
“Τhe region has no history of large earthquakes, the largest one ever recorded was 5.7, which means that “we have enough evidence to make us believe that no major earthquake is expected,” he added.
The 4.1-magnitude quake occurred at 2050 GMT and struck 29 kilometers northeast of Athens, according to the Athens’ Institute of Geodynamics. The epicenter was at a depth of 9.4 kilometers.
It was felt in central Athens and the suburbs, but there were no reports of casualties or serious damage.