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Two Strong Quakes Strike Southern Greece; No Injuries Reported

by The Associated Press | February 14, 2008 at 08:30 am | 264 views | 2 comments
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A 6.5-6.7-magnitude earthquake struck southern Greece; some buildings were evacuated but no injuries have been reported.

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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Two strong earthquakes struck southern Greece on Thursday, sending people rushing out of buildings in areas near the epicenter. There were no immediate reports of injuries.


The first quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 6.5, hit just after noon, the Athens Geodynamic Institute said, and was felt as far away as Cairo, Egypt.


“It was incredibly strong and lasted a long time,” said Theodoros Salantis, mayor of Koroni, a seaside town near Kalamata, the closest city to the epicenter.

The second, which seismologists said was likely a “very strong aftershock of the first,” had a preliminary magnitude of 6.4 and hit about two hours later, the institute said. Both had an epicenter beneath the seabed 140 miles south-southwest of Athens.


February 14, 2008 at 08:30 am by The Associated Press, 264 views, 2 comments

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Reports coming in of an almost-as-strong aftershock as well.

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