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5.3 Magnitude Earthquake in Ioannina (NW Greece)

An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale hit northern Greece, near the city of Ioannina at 11:14pm local time on Saturday night (15th October) according to the Athens Institute of Geodynamics.

According to the Patra Geodynamic Institute, the epicenter was located in the village of Pogoni, 16km away from Ioannina.

According to seismologists, the earthquake was felt in many locations in Greece due to its small focal depth.

Several aftershocks (4.2, 4.4, 4.5 and 4.9) followed the main seismic event. No injuries were reported, although many residents chose to spend the night in their cars.

The head of the Civil Protection Agency said that the tremor caused rock falls and problems on the road network.



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