4.7 magnitude earthquake in Rhodes

Earthquake happened at 19:05 on Friday (3/6) on Rhodes magnitude 4.7 on the Richter scale, according to the Athens Geodynamic Institute.

The epicenter was located 17 km southwest of Katavia (Rhodes) in the maritime zone.

There were no reports of casualties or damage.

* Greek arc

Greece and specifically the “Greek arc” is located in an area that is very vulnerable to seismic activity and has historically always been exposed to underground elements. The first historically recorded earthquake in Rhodes was an earthquake 226 BC. It is known for destroying a large statue of the Colossus of Rhodes. After the earthquake, the statue lay in place for almost eight centuries before it was sold by the invaders.

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In total, on the territory of Greece in the Aegean Sea 19 active tectonic faults that can cause an earthquake of magnitude over 7 on the Richter scale.

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