Greece hit by strong earthquake off Samos island

Agence France-Presse
Greece hit by strong earthquake off Samos island
'A tsunami cannot be ruled out,' says Greek seismologist Efthymis Lekkas after the magnitude 6.7 earthquake hit the Aegean island of Samos

Greece was hit by a strong earthquake off the Aegean island of Samos on Friday, October 30, the country’s seismological observatory said.

The quake was felt on the island of Crete and in the capital Athens, but there were no immediate reports of victims according to local media.

“The walls of some houses have crumbled and several buildings are damaged,” the deputy mayor of Samos, Michalis Mitsios, was quoted as saying by public broadcaster ERT.

The station said people in Samos rushed into the streets after the quake struck.

“A tsunami cannot be ruled out,” said Greek seismologist Efthymis Lekkas.

The observatory had initially given the quake a magnitude of 6.6 but later revised it to 6.7. –

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