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live Earthquake rocked northern Greece

07 August 2013 / 13:08:46  GRReporter
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An earthquake of 5.1 on the Richter scale rocked northern Greece at 12:07 pm. A preliminary earthquake of 4.3 on the Richter scale had been registered at 12:02 pm and an aftershock of 3.5 on the Richter scale at 12:17 pm as shown by the data of the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Centre.


    The epicentre of the earthquake was 30 km southeast of the city of Lamia, near Amfiklia. The depth of the earthquake focus is estimated at about 10 km. Gerasimos Houliaras from the Greek Geodynamic Institute recalls before Kathimerini newspaper that the area is an old acquaintance of seismologists and that the last earthquake there was registered in 2008 when its magnitude was 5.7 on the Richter scale.
    The earthquake was felt throughout the region of Attica and on the island of Evia. Radio stations are informing of rockslides in Lamia and of problems with electricity in Amfiklia. There are currently no reports of casualties or damage.
    To be continued.

Tags: EarthquakeLamiaAmfikliaEpicentreMagnitude on the Richter scaleEuro-Mediterranean Seismological Centre
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