Hundreds of homes in Athens, Greece’s capital, were flooded, and major roads remained closed as the storm crossed the country, heading east.
Wildfires rampaged through some of Greece’s last remaining forests for yet another day Saturday, encroaching on more inhabited areas after burning scores of homes, businesses, and farms during the country’s worst heatwave in three decades. Ferries evacuated 1,153 people from a seaside village and beaches on Evia, an island of rugged, forested mountains popular with holidaymakers and campers, after approaching flames to cut off all other means of escape.
There were no immediate reports of injuries. Local officials reported some structural damage, mainly to old houses and buildings that saw walls collapse or crack.
According to the US Geological Survey, the major earthquake hit 14 kilometres (nine miles) off the Greek town of Karlovasi on Samos.
Turkish media showed wreckage of a multiple-story building, with people climbing it to start rescue efforts. Smoke rose from several spots.
A strong earthquake in the Aegean Sea has shaken Turkey and Greece. Several buildings were wrecked in Turkey’s western Izmir province, according to officials, but there was no immediate information on casualties.
A 6.6-magnitude earthquake hit the Greek holiday island of Crete on Saturday. The depth of the quake was measured to be around 10 kilometers (six miles). There is a potential Tsunami warning in place for the island, the Daily Star quoted the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) as saying.
Ekaterini Sakellaropoulou, a high court judge has become Greece’s first female president. Sakellaropoulou, 63, has served as president of the Council of State, a top administrative court, for the past 15 months.
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The Athens Institute of Geodynamics gave the earthquake that struck at 2:13 p.m. local time (1113 GMT) a preliminary magnitude of 5.1. The U.S. Geological Survey reported a magnitude of 5.3. Firefighters checked for people trapped in elevators amid power outages after the brief but jolting quake.
The death toll from last week's wildfire near the Greek capital city Athens reached 91 on Monday, according to the Fire Department
Greek firefighters gave the latest death toll as 74, with 187 people injured, including 23 minors.
A state of emergency has been declared in Greece following the incident, while the country appealed for assistance to its European Union partners.
The agreement will end the eight-year debt-relief program for Greece, in which the country received 300 billion euros in three financial assistance programs as agreed in 2010, 2011 and 2015 in exchange for structural reforms and fiscal adjustments.