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Another earthquake rocked Amfiklia

09 August 2013 / 17:08:14  GRReporter
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Another earthquake of 4.9 on the Richter scale was registered in the district of Fthiotida at 2:49 pm today. The earth rocked again an hour and twenty minutes later, at 4:10 pm, when the magnitude was 4.6 on the Richter scale.

The epicentre of the earthquake was again near Amfiklia where an earthquake of 5.1 on the Richter scale had been registered on Wednesday.

According to the Geodynamic Institute, the earthquake was registered 123 km northwest of Athens and 28 km west of Atalanti.

Earlier in the morning, at 7:19 am, another earthquake of 4.5 on the Richter scale had been recorded near Parga in northwestern Greece as announced by the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre.

The epicentre of the earthquake was 5 km north of the town of Parga, 21 km southeast of Igoumenitsa and its depth was estimated at about 5 km.

According to sources, the earthquake was felt in many areas of the region of Thesprotia and in the town of Preveza.

Meanwhile, an inspection carried out by experts from the service repairing damage from earthquakes after the earthquake of 5.1 on the Richter scale on Wednesday has established that more than 60 houses in the villages in the region of Fthiotida are unsuitable for occupation.

The engineering teams have been carrying out inspections since morning under considerable pressure, as the number of applications received is very large. The service has already requested support from the branch of the Technical Chamber of East Greece. According to the chairman of the branch in Lamia, "18 engineers are available to the service repairing damage from earthquakes in order for the initial inspections to be carried out quickly and for a general picture of the whole region to be drawn up."

On Thursday, 42 out of the 50 houses inspected in Rengini, Kamena Vourla, including many new buildings were classified as unsuitable for occupation because they had suffered considerable damage. The situation in the village of Drimea is similar. According to initial information, damage was registered in 12 to 15 villages.

"Based on the specific data, the experts have defined as unsuitable for occupation 68% of the buildings inspected on the first day," said Apostolos Karanastasis, chairman of the branch of the Technical Chamber of East Greece.

The inspections will continue in other villages and after completing them, the teams will submit their reports to the relevant ministries which will have to trigger the issuance of a joint ministerial decision, which will determine the areas affected by the earthquake as well as the measures in support of the affected citizens.

Meanwhile, a large number of the families in the villages rocked by the earthquake spent a second night outdoors.

The damaged road, communication and water supply networks in the villages of Drimea and Rengini where the greatest destruction had been registered have been restored after the intervention of the municipal and regional authorities.

Tags: EarthquakeEpicentreDestructionService repairing damage from earthquakes
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