Seismic Sequence Underway in Western Greece

PATRAS — A light tremor was felt around 8:15 on Friday in Patras and in the wider area of Achaia.

According to the Geodynamic Institute of the National Observatory of Athens, the earthquake had a magnitude of 3.6 on the Richter scale and the epicenter was located 9.0 km south of Patras, while its focal depth was at 14 km.

According to the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center, the quake had a magnitude of 3.5 on the Richter scale and its epicenter was 11 km south of Patras.

As of 5:30 on Friday, at least six weak earthquakes have been felt in Patras, ranging in magnitude from 3.1 to 2.3 on the Richter scale, which were accompanied by a deafening roar.

Efthymios Sokos, Professor of Geology at the University of Patras and the Laboratory of Seismology, told the Athens-Macedonian News Agency, "a seismic sequence is underway since early this morning, focusing on the wider area of Halandritsa. The area is known for its seismicity and we are monitoring the phenomenon."


ATHENS – Among the most prominent shipowners of their different generations, Dimitris Manios (1952-1995) and Michael J.

Top Stories


A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.


2 Germans, a Spaniard and a Senegalese Killed in Building Collapse in Spain’s Mallorca Island

MADRID (AP) — Spain's National Police on Friday gave details on four people killed when a building housing a bar and restaurant club collapsed on the island of Mallorca.

THRU JUNE 4 NEW YORK – The third iteration of the Carte Blanche project featuring Maria Antelman with the work ‘The Seer (Deep)’ opened on April 19 and runs through June 4, Monday-Friday 9 AM-2:30 PM, at the Consulate General of Greece in New York, 69 East 79th Street in Manhattan.

ATHENS – An Archieratical Divine Liturgy and a memorial service honoring the 50th dark anniversary of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus at the Metropolis – the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Athens – marked the beginning of the 4th Archon International Conference on Religious Freedom of the Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate on Sunday, May 26.

NEW YORK – Greek-American Republican congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis gave a strong and clear response to reports by American media such as The Hill and Politico regarding the purpose of her presence at the trial in the well-known ‘hush money’ case against former President Donald Trump.

NIKOSIA - Dust and other potentially toxic emissions are being caused by renovations at the Makarios Children’s Hospital in Nicosia which specializes in treating cancer cases, charities helping there have complained.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. [email protected]

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.