Strong earthquake off the coast of the islands of Kos and Tilos

Tonight (11:28 PM) there was an earthquake of 5.2 magnitude on the Richter scale near the islands of Kos and Tilos, accompanied by strong aftershocks.

An automated computer system of the Geodynamic Institute recorded tremors in the Aegean Sea, 16 km west of Tilos, with a force of 5.2 on the Richter scale. The inhabitants of the islands located in this area – Tilos, Kos, Halki and Nisyros – felt the intensity of the earthquake, since its focal depth was only 10 km.

In the next 22 minutes after the first shock, 4 more earthquakes occurred, the magnitudes of which varied from 3.3 to 3.6 on the Richter scale, in the same area.

The Euro-Mediterranean Institute automatic solution reported vibration of approximately 4.8 on the Richter scale, corrected to 5.1, near Kos. According to him, the epicenter was registered 27 km southwest of Kefalos with a focus depth of 10 km. The data of the automated system is constantly updated as new ones arrive. Geology Professor Efthymis Leccas says:

We have nothing to worry about. This happened in the sea area between Nisyros and Tilos, at a depth of 7 km. There have been many earthquakes in the area over the past week. The 5.1 magnitude earthquake was the largest. The area cannot produce a stronger earthquake. Seismic activity has nothing to do with the Nisyros volcano.





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