4.7-magnitude earthquake northwest of Thessaloniki, near Kilkis

A 4.7-magnitude tremor that shook the area northwest of Thessaloniki, near Kilkis, in the early morning was at a focal depth of 10 km and this is why it was felt in Thessaloniki, Pella and other surrounding region, a geophysics professor told Athens-Macedonian News Agency on Saturday.

The quake hit at 01:22 local time according to the Seismological Station (ANA) at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

It is a region where an earthquake sequence has been developing since November 10, but is not known to have large faults, Geophysics professor Kostas Papazahos said.