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Two earthquakes in less than 24 hours

18 December 2010 / 13:12:05  GRReporter
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A 4.7 magnitude earthquake on the Richter scale was recorded 5 minutes after 8 am on Saturday morning. According to a report by the Hellenic geophysical institute the epicenter of the earthquake was in the Ionian Sea and had depth of 20 km. It was registered at about 325 km southwest of Athens. There are no reports of damages and destructions. The Ionian island Cephalonia has a long history of seismic outbreak.

Yesterday at 11:39 am, there was another earthquake on the Cyclades island of Milos. The Greek geophysical institute assessed the depth to be 103 km, and the epicenter was again at sea, 120 kilometers southeast of Athens. There were also no reports of damages or destructions.
According to seismologist Gerasimos Huliaras, quoted by the online edition zougla.gr, the epicenter is located in an area of low seismic activity, which rarely causes earthquakes with such power. He stressed that Milos as well as Santorini and Nisiros islands were created due to volcanic activity, but in any case, the yesterday's earthquake may not be related with a possible activation of an old volcano.

Tags: Earthquakes Milos Cephalonia volcanic activity epicenter seismic activity
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