Two nighttime earthquakes near Nisyros

Two earthquakes were recorded in Greece last night. The first earthquake of 4.1 magnitude occurred at 22:57 Greek time in the sea area near Nisyros. The new vibration in the early morning, at 04:39, was stronger – 4.7 on the Richter scale.

According to the Unified National Seismological Network, the Geodynamic Institute of the National Observatory of Athens announced a 4.1 magnitude earthquake in the sea, the epicenter of which was 34 km southeast of Nisyros and 347 km from Athens.

The second message was about a new vibration this early morning, it had a value of 4.7 points. The epicenter is registered at a distance of 33 km south-west of Nisyros and 347 kilometers from the Greek capital.

Just a week ago, near the island were recorded three earthquakes per day. On the territory of Greece in the Aegean Sea 19 active tectonic faultsthat can cause an earthquake with a magnitude greater than 7 on the Richter scale. Greece and specifically the “Greek Arc” is located in an area that is highly vulnerable to seismic activity and has historically always been exposed to the impact of the underground elements. The first historically recorded earthquake in Rhodes was an earthquake 226 BC… It is famous for destroying a large statue of the Colossus of Rhodes. After the earthquake, the statue lay in place for nearly eight centuries before being sold by the invaders.

We remind you that the earthquake data coming from the Geodynamic Institute of Athens or the European Mediterranean Seismological Institute are decisions that come from an automatic computer system, without the involvement of a seismologist. As new data arrives, they are constantly updated.





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