Crete: new earthquake with magnitude 6.3

According to the Geodynamic Institute of the National Observatory of Athens, an earthquake of 6.3 on the Richter scale struck south of Crete.

According to the revised decision of the Geodynamic Institute, the earthquake had a focal depth of 8.2 kilometers and occurred 23 kilometers east of Zakros. It is noted that the initially automatic solution of the Geodynamic Institute spoke of 6.2 points on the Richter scale.

A magnitude 4 earthquake followed at 12:36 pm.

Cretalive reports that the strong seismic vibration has damaged the buildings, according to Sitia Mayor George Zervakis. Even on the town hall, cracks from the strongest earthquake were visible.

The earthquake was especially felt in Heraklion. The tension and duration of seismic activity sowed panic, and residents took to the streets, fearing to be inside the premises.

Witnesses say:
“It was terrible, the ground trembled under my feet, everything swayed. I thought the shelves of goods would fall on me,” says Maria Takaki, who was at that moment in the Eolos convenience store in Zakros, Sitia.

Ms. Takaki added, “All items fell off the shelves. Bottles with oil, wine, etc. were broken. We are very scared and I cannot calm down. ” A local resident, who was at the time at the store, said that the only church in the village had collapsed (information has not yet been confirmed).

Seismologist Leccas: this seismic activity has nothing to do with the earthquake in Arkalohori on September 27

Professor Efthymios Lekkas, in his first statements on the ERT channel, explained that the origins of seismic activity are two completely different seismic centers, the distance between which is 80 km. “We have a new earthquake, this is a completely different situation, two completely different seismic centers, and they have completely different behavior,” the seismologist said.

According to the expert, today’s earthquake was especially noticeable, although its epicenter is in the sea area. In fact, he said, it was felt not only in Crete, but also in the Dodecanese and Cyclades.

As “Russian Athens” wrote earlier, 1 dead and 20 injured, thousands of people left without housing, 45 out of 85 school buildings were damaged – this is the tragic account of the earthquake in Crete that occurred on September 27 in Arkalohori.

And already on Tuesday morning, 09/28 at 7:48 am, an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.3 on the Richter scale was recorded in Crete.

The focal depth, as in the previous aftershocks, was determined at 10 km, which indicates that they are associated with the Kastelli fault.

Intense seismic activity continues on the island for 33 hours after the first shock with a magnitude of 6 on the Richter scale, which cost the life of one person and injured many others.

During September 28 (from 0:00 to 17:00), more than 50 tremors occurred in the Arkalohori area and only 1 exceeded the bar of 4.4 points. In contrast to Monday, when more than 10 tremors with a magnitude of 3.9 to 4.9 points were recorded, this shows some weakening of seismic activity.

In fact, starting from the first shock, the residents live on some kind of washboard, where the shock occurs every few minutes. However, due to poor knowledge of the fault, seismologists are afraid to assess the development of the situation.

The focal depth, as in the previous aftershocks, was determined at 10 km, which indicates that they are associated with the Kastelli fault.

Intense seismic activity continues on the island for 33 hours after the first shock with a magnitude of 6 on the Richter scale, which cost the life of one person and injured many others.

During September 28 (from 0:00 to 17:00), more than 50 tremors occurred in the Arkalohori area and only 1 exceeded the bar of 4.4 points. Unlike Monday, when more than 10 tremors with a magnitude of 3.9 to 4.9 points were recorded, this shows some weakening of seismic activity.

In fact, since the first shock, the residents live on some kind of washboard, where the shock occurs every few minutes. However, due to poor knowledge of the fault, seismologists are afraid to assess the development of the situation.





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