Moderate tremors keep hitting Crete, no damages reported
- 8 December, 2019
Crete on Saturday
was hit by a third earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale, according to a preliminary reading of the Athens Institute of Geodynamics.
The tremor struck at 5 p.m. and the epicenter was recorded 28 kilometers southwest of the town of Sfakia
, off southern Crete, at a depth of 10 kilometers.
The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) gave a reading of 4.5 for the same event. No damages were immediately reported.
Earlier in the day, two more quakes measuring 4 and 3.5 on the Richter scale shook the island, one recorded 27 kilometers and the second 26 kilometers northwest of the small island of Gavdos. Both struck at a depth of 10 kilometers.
From: http://www.ekathimerini.com/247308/arti ... s-reportedThis morning
at 05.41 there was an earthquake of 3.8 Richter, 31 kilometers west and southwest of Sfakia
, with a focal depth of 5.5 kilometers.
At 05.57 an earthquake of 2.7 Richter occurred 31 kilometers west and southwest of Sfakia, with a focal depth of 5 kilometers, and one minute after at 05.58 a 3 Richter aftershock, at 1.5 kilometers focal depth, 44 kilometers northwest of Gavdos and at 06.01, 31 km west and southwest of Sfakia, a 3.2 Richter earthquake with a focal depth of 0.2 km.
Also at 08.41 a 2.6 Richter earthquake was recorded 43 kilometers west and northwest of Gavdos, with a focal depth of 10 kilometers.
Seismic sequence is considered to be normal by seismologists and it is certain that other post-seismic vibrations of smaller scale can follow throughout the day.
From: https://flashnews.gr/post/409870/synexi ... -sta-xania
All the best,