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Earthquake hoop tightening around Athens

12 March 2010 / 11:03:38  GRReporter
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There is a big possibility for a second earthquake in the wider area around northern Euboea and Fthiotida, said in an interview for zougla.gr the seismology professor at the University of Patras, Akis Tselendis. 

The famous seismologist, who analyzed data from two recent earthquakes in the area of Euboea, and that in Turkish Anatolia, and taking into account all the signals in December 2009, which was gathered by a team of experts predicting earthquakes, notes that there is a big probability for an earthquake of about 6.0 on the Richter scale. 

Moreover, the teacher warns citizens to be cautious in the next ten days. In his words, safe citizen is the one who is informed - of course, Akis Tselendis says that a possible earthquake is more likely to have an epicenter in the sea and thus has limited consequences on land. 

Meanwhile, at 3:53AM last night a quake at magnitude 4.6 on the Richter scale struck south of the Peloponnese, about 180 km from Athens. The Geodynamic Institute of Athens and Thessaloniki seismological station informed that the epicenter of the earthquake was in the sea southeast of Cape Malea in Peloponnesus. There is no evidence of any damages or injuries. Another weaker tremor – 3.7 on Richter scale, was recorded at 5:00AM in the sea near Xilokastro. 

Let us remind you that two days ago a 4.3 earthquake caused panic among residents on the island of Euboea. The tremor was at 4:55AM with the epicenter in the sea around the island's northern coast, but it was also felt in Athens.

Tags: Earthquake Athens Greece Turkey
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