A moderate earthquake occurred at midnight on Thursday at the southern tip of Sithonia (a peninsula of Chalkidiki region), which was felt throughout the southern part of the region, including Mount Athos.
Moreover, the earthquake had a magnitude of 4.4 on the Richter scale and its focal depth was about 25 km. A few hours later, only an aftershock was recorded that had a magnitude of 2.6 on the Richter scale.
Professor of Seismology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Manolis Skordilis said to the ANA-MPA: “There have not been strong tremors in the area in the past. However, there have been bigger earthquakes in the wider region.” “I do not think that a 4.4 magnitude earthquake is something that we have to worry about since it has nothing to do with the North Anatolian Fault,” he added.