Possible Tsunami Warning After 6.8 Quake Off Greece

Written by priyadarshinee

Published on : October 25, 2018 9:00

A magnitude 6.8 earthquake has struck in the Ionian Sea off the coast of Greece, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reports.

The quake hit at a shallow depth of 16.6km (10 miles) below the seafloor.

The closest habitation to the epicentre is Lithakia, a coastal village of some 1,300.

The USGS lists perceived shaking from a quake such as this as “very strong” and potential damage as “moderate”.