Several buildings collapsed as an earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale shook central Greece at 12:16 PM local time on Wednesday.

The tremor struck 121 km (75 miles) SW of Thessaloníki near the town of Elassona in the region of Larissa. There are no reports of injuries so far.
The worst-hit village in the area is Mesohori, near Elassona where the local church and some old houses were badly damaged. The earthquake was felt in Larissa, Trikala, Kozani, and Thessaloniki.
Seismologists expressed uncertainty about the progression of seismic activity in Elassona after the quake and a succession of aftershocks.

Greece lies in a highly seismically active region. The vast majority of earthquakes cause no damage or injuries.

Last October, an earthquake that struck the eastern Greek Aegean island of Samos and the nearby Turkish coast killed two people on Samos and at least 75 people in Turkey.