Series of minor tremors recorded along eastern Attica coast

Eighteen minor tremors of up to 2.8 on the Richter scale have been recorded since early on Tuesday morning along the eastern Attica coastline between Rafina and Nea Makri.

“It is a swarm of tremors. We are monitoring the phenomenon. Historically, there has never been any major earthquake in the area,” seismologist and member of the National Committee for Evaluating Seismic Hazard Gerasimos Chouliaras stated to the Athens Macedonian News Agency.

The president of the Earthquake Planning and Protection Organisation Professor Efthimios Lekkas was also reassuring about the phenomenon when speaking to the public broadcaster ERT on Tuesday.