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Evia: New 4.6 magnitude earthquake centered in Istiaea

Evia: New 4.6 magnitude earthquake centered in Istiaea

A new earthquake measuring 4.6 on the Richter scale was centered in the Istia region. Euboea On Sunday (14/4) the early morning earthquake was felt in several areas.

According to the Geodynamic Institute's revised solution, the earthquake struck at 5:02 a.m. and had an epicenter at a distance of 3 km. East of Vasiliki, Istia, the focal depth is estimated at 15km.

There was major seismic activity from yesterday, Saturday 13/4 Earth quake Intensity of 4.2 Richter in the sea area of ​​Istiaia, before eight in the evening, but 4.5 Richter at 5:23 Saturday morning, with several intermediate aftershocks.

“We don't care, keep an eye”

Speaking to ERT about the magnitude 4.5 earthquake, Professor of Geography and Natural Disaster Management, Epthymios Lekas, “Some time ago there was an earthquake, the earthquake was located in the Vasilika of Evia between the municipalities of Edipsos and Limni”.

“This earthquake did not go unnoticed and we are monitoring it because the region has produced large earthquakes”

And he said, “The earthquake was serious, but it did not cause any damage, only some very small cracks, and contacted the mayors of Limni and Edipsos, there was no particular problem. The earthquake gave the impression that it was big, but it happened because most of the people were sleeping at the time, and They felt it very strongly and this earthquake did not go unnoticed by us, as the area produces large earthquakes and is a sensitive area, we are monitoring it.

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Saturday eleventh earthquake

Respondents Earthquake vibrations Its seismograms have been recorded Geodynamic Institute In the northern part Evia In the last 24 hours, the largest earthquake of 4.5 on the Richter scale struck at 5:23 am on Saturday.

However, seven lower-magnitude earthquakes occurred in the area, with scientists considering a 4.5-magnitude quake that struck 2 kilometers southeast of Vasiliki in Histia to be the main one.

Subsequent earthquakes were less intense, measuring 3.8 and 3.9 on the Richter scale at 06:14 and 06:36 respectively.

The 4.5-magnitude earthquake struck at a focal depth of 18.7 kilometers and 23 km south of Skiathos.

Most of the earthquakes were also felt in Attica.

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