An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.2 on the Richter scale was felt by the inhabitants of Rhodes on September 6 at 18:04 local time. It happened less than 18 hours after the first shock with a magnitude of 4.4
The depth of its source was 15 km, announced the Geodynamic Institute of the National Observatory of Athens. The epicenter of the earthquake was located in the sea, between the islands of Nisyros and Rhodes. After the first shock, as during the previous earthquake, there were several aftershocks with a magnitude of up to 4 points.
As we previously reported, at 0:27 on September 6, there was earthquake with a magnitude of 4.4 points, 21 km from the island of Rhodes. The depth of the earthquake source was 12.6 km, as announced by the Geodynamic Institute of the National Observatory of Athens.
No casualties or destructions were recorded.
Earthquakes with a magnitude of up to 5 on the Richter scale, occurring in Greece, with extremely rare exceptions, practically do not create any serious problems, since all buildings built since the middle of the 20th century have earthquake resistance up to 7.5 points (at least this should be law).