February 25, 2024

Athens News

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Earthquake in Heraklion (Crete)

This early morning in Crete, in Heraklion, there was a tangible seismic shock, the magnitude of which was 3.7 on the Richter scale.

The epicenter of the earthquake, according to the Athens Geodynamic Institute, was 11 km east / southeast of the village of Acharnes. The source depth is estimated at 2 km.

The earthquake data coming from the Geodynamic Institute of Athens and the European Mediterranean Seismological Institute are decisions that come from an automated computer system, without the involvement of a seismologist. As new data arrives, they are constantly updated.

Yesterday evening, Thursday, an earthquake with a magnitude of 3.1 on the Richter scale occurred in Thebes. This was the second earthquake in a day, the first was recorded yesterday morning. According to the Geodynamic Institute, the earthquake occurred at 22:28, the epicenter was 5 km east / southeast of Thebes, and the focal depth was 5 km.

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