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Tremor Μeasuring 5.7 Richter Shakes Crete

December 29, 2021

ATHENS – An earthquake measuring 5,7 on the Richter scale was recorded on Wednesday at 07:08 in the sea region 48 km south-west of Crete, the Geodynamic Institute of the National Observatory of Athens said.

There are no reports of damage so far.

“No reason to worry after the 5.7 earthquake on Crete”

Τhe 5.7 on the Richter scale earthquake recorded earlier on Wednesday in the sea region of the island of Crete should not worry us as it belongs to a special category of earthquakes, known as intermediate depth earthquakes, Professor of Geophysics, president of the Department of Geology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Costas Papazachos, said to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA).

“We had an earthquake of medium depth. These earthquakes are a totally different category of earthquakes. The good thing is that they usually do not have a post-seismic activity. They are isolated events, so we do not need to worry about the next few days. They are felt, they are annoying, they do not have aftershocks, they do not cause damage”, Papazahos underlined.

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