A 6.1 magnitude earthquake was just reported on Monday morning at about 3:08 a.m. UTC. The earthquake was centered just about seven miles to the northwest of Lixourion, Greece, which is approximately 298 kilometers west of Athens. The exact coordinates of the epicenter were 38.292°N 20.337°E , at a depth of approximately 13.7 kilometers. This comes just days after a similar seismic event on January 26.
This region is particularly active seismically because of what is called the “northward convergence” of the African tectonic plate where it meets the Eurasian plate. Initial reports do not include damage estimates, but as the situation develops, more information is becoming available. Local authorities are continuing to assess the situation.
By Shannon Malone