My thoughts are with those affected by the earthquake that hit Greece yesterday.
It happened at 3.25pm on Sunday in the area of Kato Achaia and was a 6.5 magnitude quake. 2 people died and approximately 125 people were injured.
I felt it here in Athens and that was scary enough. I cannot imagine how those people near to the epicentre must have felt with buildings collapsing and people being buried under rubble.
Patras student Vassilis Lambropoulos said
I was so scared. I’ve never felt anything like this before. I dived under the table and waited for it to end. Once it stopped, the entire neighbourhood ran out into the streets and tried to call loved ones, but the networks had jammed, which added to the fear
Via the Associated Press
An 88 year old women told a local television channel (NET)
It’s not only that it was very strong, it lasted a very long time. I was taking a siesta, but when I got out of bed, I immediately fell. It was so powerful I couldn’t stand on my feet