Skelvets epicenter was located in the Ionian Sea, near the Greek island of Zante and about 50 miles northeast of…
Skelvets epicenter was located in the Ionian Sea, near the Greek island of Zante and about 50 miles northeast of Pyrgos city.
The quake had a depth of about 16 kilometers.
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) states that accidents are possible.
A witness said online: “My partner lives in Zante, it raised my partner and we have had three aftershocks much less, the larger earthquake has moved several things around the room.”
Another witness described tremors to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) saying that it was “extremely violent shaking”.
He added: “Items fell
” Loud rumbling. “
According to reports, the shake lasted 1
5 to 30 seconds.
Local media reported that a 15th-century monastery in the Strofades area on the island has been damaged.  Italy’s website Il Messaggero reported that the earthquake felt as far as southe Italy.
It was argued that firemen in the regions of Sicily, Calabria and Puglia received thousands of phone calls after the earthquake struck.
According to USGS, a local small tsunami is possible and residents have been afforded permission to move away
An earthquake of 6.8 is occupied by USGS as “very strong” with the potential for “moderate” damage.
The scientific authority claimed that up to 19.3 million people could have known the earthquake, including 54,000 people who may have experienced “strong” to “very strong” shaking.
USGS said, “Overall, the population of this region is living in structures that are one blend of vulnerable and earthquake resistant construction.
“Some damage is possible and the effect should be relatively localized.”
Greece is located in one of the world’s most earthquake-prone regions and thousands of shakes are recorded every year.