An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale struck near Antikythera Island, according to the Geodynamic Institute of the National Observatory of Athens.
The epicenter is reportedly located 23 km northwest of the island. The depth of the source is estimated at 57.6 km. The tremors, which occurred at 7:16 am on December 18, were felt even in Attica.
What seismologists say
According to OASP President Efthymios Lekkas, in an interview with MEGA, seismic vibration occurred in an area prone to earthquakes at great depths. In fact, this explains why the vibration was felt in Attica as well.
“Attica felt the fluctuations, because we are dealing with a great depth of focus,” the expert noted.
According to him, this earthquake does not cause concern, “because seismic activity at such a depth does not have aftershocks. These are earthquakes that occur only once, and there is no need to worry that other aftershocks will follow. “
Earthquake on about. Zakynthos
Earlier, an earthquake of 4.6 magnitude on the Richter scale occurred at 01:28 in the sea area between Zakynthos and Kyllini.
According to the Athens Geodynamic Institute, the seismic vibration had a focal depth of 26 kilometers, and the epicenter was 9 kilometers from Kyllini.
– EMSC (@LastQuake) December 18, 2021