Three earthquakes occurred last night and early on Friday near the Greek port cities of Patras and Florina, causing no damage, according to the European Mediterranean Seismological Center.
The first tremor measured 4 degrees on the Richter scale and was recorded at 1:21am. Its epicenter was 12kms west of Patras and its hypocenter was 5kms deep, seismographers said. A second tremor measuring 3.6 degrees Richter came three minutes later, at 1:24am.
A third tremor with magnitude of 3.8 degrees was recorded at 7:50am in Florina, in north-western Greece, AlphaFM radio reported. There have been no reports of damage to people or things.
Lying on a large fault, Greece is Europe’s most seismic country, with at least half of all continental earthquakes occurring within its boundaries.