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Varotsos on ERT: We were informed in time about the 7.6 magnitude earthquake in Japan – what it portends for Greece

Varotsos on ERT: We were informed in time about the 7.6 magnitude earthquake in Japan – what it portends for Greece

“We informed about him at the right time Earthquake In Japan, a magnitude 7.6 on the Richter scale occurred in the New Year (…) The fact is that there is enough time for an earthquake to occur in Greece,” he pointed to a well-known earthquake forecasting system. VAN, Professor of Seismology, Panagiotis VarotsosI'm talking ERT Program “Sunday Evening” And this Dimitris Kotterides.

Among other things, he said:

“The scientific community was informed about a paper of ours that was published on December 5, 2023, three and a half weeks before the earthquake in Japan. It is a collaboration with the Japanese team, because we have had a close collaboration with the Japanese for 45 years.

When he pointed out:

“The meeting of the Committee of the Council of Europe met us here on the issue of VAN. We were given an official recommendation to publish the information scientifically when an earthquake exceeds 6 Richter. If we see that it is something very dangerous, we must publicize it to the scientific community and of course inform the government. Now, From there, it's up to her how she handles the matter.

Report of possible major earthquake in Greece – Turkey

Regarding the possibility of a major earthquake in Istanbul, the seismologist stressed that he had not prepared a suitable work on the issue, but said that the method adopted in the case of Japan could equally be applied to the case of the Turkish metropolis.

“Different statements, not based on a specific scientific method, are made by different people with estimates”, he underlined.

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“The fact is that there is enough time for an earthquake in Greece (…) we will have the ability to detect it, and what we did in the case of Japan, Andhravida and Methoni, we will repeat it if our network works.”.