At least 10 people were injured and many homes destroyed today in Plomari on the Greek islands of Lesbos. Reaching a magnitude of 6.3, the epicenter of the earthquake was located in the Agean sea, 7 miles south of Lesbos, a popular tourist hotspot. Greece and Turkey are located on major fault lines and while earthquakes come as no surprise to the locals, there does seem to be increased tremor activity of late.
Marios Apostolides, a fire service supervisor said, “Dozens of homes have collapsed and village roads are blocked. We are trying to disengage a woman trapped in debris.”
The Mayor of Plomari, Manolis Armenakas, said, “We have damage to several buildings, old and new. We are now evaluating the damage.”
The quake could also be felt in Turkey although no subsequent damage was reported.
Tell Me Now reports:
News reports are claiming that a massive 6.3 magnitude earthquake has struck the Aegean coast off of Western Turkey and the Greek islands of Lesbos and Chios.
According to one report, at least 10 people were injured near the village of Vrisa, which is on the island of Lesbos. Reporters are also claiming that multiple old homes in the area collapsed.