A strong earthquake destroyed several houses on the Greek island of Lesbos, local residents testify.
"It was horrible! Such horror was not there for a long time!", The resident of Mytilini told RIA Novosti on the phone. According to her, at home shaking, falling cabinets, furniture, utensils.
Particularly badly affected was the town of Plomari in the south of the island. "It is reported that several houses were destroyed, one woman was injured, but no accurate information is available yet." Local authorities do not yet report, apparently afraid of panic, "the agency's interlocutor said.
According to the Institute of Geodynamics of the Athenian National Observatory, a strong earthquake of magnitude 6,1 occurred in the east of Greece between the islands of Lesbos and Chios at 15.28. Then followed aftershock in 4,8 and a few less powerful jerks.
According to the "Proto Theme" newspaper, the earthquake caused destruction in the village of Vris on the island of Lesbos, several houses were destroyed in the town of Plomari, "microts" after the earthquake threw the boats on land.
"In the village of Vris huge destruction.Fire services are sent to the village, where one or two people are blocked in a destroyed house," - said the publication. It published a videotape showing the destruction. As the "Proto Theme" writes, half of the village is destroyed, people left the house for fear of new earthquakes and are on the street. At the moment, there are four victims, but their condition does not cause concern. The publication calls the situation dramatic.
The vice-mayor of the island Evstratios Kitelis said that his country house in the area of Vatera Stavro near the epicenter of the earthquake was partially destroyed. "The balconies have fallen, there is a big crack in the wall through which everything is visible inside," he said.
In the town of Plomari, which was closest to the epicenter of the earthquake, the harbor rocked so that the mud rose from the bottom, after the earthquake a small tsunami formed, which threw the boats onto land, the newspaper writes.