A new strong earthquake of 5,9 degrees on the Richter scale hit Thessaly last night, surprising even the experts. In a short time, a wide-ranging meeting is held under the secretary general. Civil protection, Vassilios Papageorgiou, with the participation of local bodies.
"A new branch of the fault in the area has been activated. Now everything goes from the beginning ", said the professor, Efthymios Lekkas. He did not rule out another vibration of even the same magnitude.
Costas Papazachos spoke about an "almost twin earthquake", but which comes from the same fault
The villages of Magoula, Mesochori and Amouri of the Municipality of Elassona were without electricity, as the network was damaged.
The earthquake caused rocks to fall in Meteora near houses.
Many old buildings have been damaged, while there is stress even in modern buildings due to the strong seismic sequence, said in Athens 9.84 the mayor of Tyrnavos, Giannis Kokouras.
The principal of the primary school in Damasi, Grigoris Letsios, who together with the teachers saved 63 children at the time of the first big earthquake, told our station that the building will be demolished within a week and the lessons will continue in a space provided by GEETHA, in a camp in Tyrnavos. He expressed the hope that the students will enter their new school in September.
The government announced seven immediate measures for the earthquake victims in Thessaly. These include housing assistance at 80% of the cost of repairing the houses and rent subsidy. 600 euros will be given by the Municipalities to each earthquake-affected family.
The number of patients treated by intubation is increasing, creating even more pressure on the health system. They reached 449. A large number of yesterday's cases of coronavirus. EODY announced 2.219 new infections, of which 1.051 in Attica. 35 patients died.
About 70% of the cases in Attica, where the biggest problem occurs, have to do with the strain of the British mutation, according to the rector of EKPA, Athanasios Dimopoulos. Regarding the escalation of cases, Mr. Dimopoulos said that it is due to the fatigue of the citizens, which leads to non-compliance with the measures.
The Irish health authorities are launching an investigation into the cases of four babies who were stillborn and whose death may be linked to the new coronavirus pandemic, said the country's deputy chief physician Ronan Glynn.
NATO must do everything to avoid an escalation that will take us back to the 90s, between Greece and Turkey, said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, speaking at the College of Europe. "There are obvious differences, but I think the important thing for me is to try to use NATO as a platform to reduce the differences, to reduce the tension, to prevent an escalation," he said.
A new lawsuit for the crime of rape, in 2018, at a time when the alleged act remains criminally "active" for Justice, was filed by an expatriate against the already imprisoned Dimitris Lignadis.
Today, the compensations and benefits will be paid to more than 611.000 beneficiaries, who are either in suspension status or have joined the COOPERATION program.
"Until we meet again", is the name of the new digital campaign which is addressed to tourists who love Athens.
Clear weather in Attica, with light clouds from noon. Temperature in Athens up to 20 degrees Celsius. 13 points at this time in Gazi.