Light Quake Jolts Greek Islands Lesvos and Chios

January 28, 2020

ATHENS – A light earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale was recorded on Tuesday at 13:26.

According to first estimate of the Geodynamics Institute of the Athens’ National Observatory, the quake’s epicentre was located 112 km east of the town of Mytilene at a focal depth 15.6 km.

It is noted that Tuesday’s quake had the same epicentre as one recorded on January 22, which measured 5.3 on the Richter scale.

Earthquake 5.1 on Richter scale off Karpathos island not a cause of worry, professor says

An earthquake of 5.1 on the Richter scale was registered at 17.38 on Tuesday in the sea off the southeastern part of Karpathos island.

The quake was felt at Karpathos, Kassos and Rhodes but no injuries or damage was reported.

According to the Geodynamic Institute of the Athens Observatory, its epicenter was 85km SE of Karpathos at a depth of 10km.

Professor and state earthquake authority head Efthymios Lekkas said it was part of the Hellenic arch south of Rhodes and Karpathos, and unrelated to the devastating earthquake that struck Turkey on Friday.


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