Scientists not concerned about recent seismic activity

The recent seismic activity documented in Aegio and Kefalonia has not concerned seismologists, who estimate that the…

The recent seismic activity documented in Aegio and Kefalonia has not concerned seismologists, who estimate that the earthquakes in the two regions are unrelated.

The earthquakes in Kefalonia began on Friday and culminated with a 5.1 Richter earthquake on Sunday morning, in the southern parts of the island. Geologist Efthimios Lekkas noted that this was a delayed aftershock sequence and estimated that further aftershocks will not measure higher than 5.3 on the Richter scale.

Likewise, seismologists do not appear to be concerned about the 4.8 earthquake that took place in Aegio on Friday evening. It appears that the recent earthquake in Aegio, which occurred in a maritime area about 5 kilometers northeast of the city, was caused by a series of very small fault lines, that form a larger fault zone.

Nevertheless, about 360 residents in the city have filed requests for technical surveys of their homes. The area had been struck by a 6.1 magnitude earthquake in June of 1995, which resulted in 26 deaths and major damages to buildings.

Monday-morning 4.4 magnitude earthquake shakes Crete

An earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale was documented in the maritime area southeast of Crete at about 1:24am on Monday. According to reports, the earthquake’s epicenter was located at about 66 kilometers southeast of Lasithi at a depth of 60 kilometers.

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