Lesvos earthquake, probe launched into panic-inducing claims


An investigation has been ordered by a prosecutor on Lesvos into false claims that a second large earthquake was imminent, which resulted in panic among people in areas of the island hardest hit by Monday’s 6.1-magnitude tremor.

In a letter to the prosecutor of Greece’s Supreme Court, Infrastructure Minister Christos Spirtzis said unfounded and inaccurate claims were being made in the wake of Monday’s earthquake.

He called on everyone to respect the plight of those in the quake zone and not to add to the hardship of residents who lost their homes in the quake.