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Two earthquakes in 20+ min

There have been a series of smaller earthquakes since the jolter on Sunday, January 6th — on January 8, January 11, January 18 and yesterday. In the last hour alone, I felt two. Has anyone else noticed?

I won’t plague you with a bunch of earthquake facts or scientific data, but typically when tectonic plates in a certain area start moving, it’s not uncommon for them to keep moving until finding a place to settle. More than that, the earth is constantly moving; it’s natural. Take a look at the National Observatory in Athens’ Recent List.

To refresh your earthquake safety, see “Earthquake and Epiphany.


  luc wrote @ January 29th, 2008 at 20:43

Here in Iraklio, Crete I didn’t feel anything.

I just read on ERT that the centre was in Aegina, they state 5.0 MB, EMSC reports 4.4 MB magnitude at 10 km depth at 15:16 UTC, and another one of 3.4 ML at 15.57 UTC.

Btw, there was also a smaller one (3.4 ML) at 10:23 UTC 44 km NW of Karpathos.

  graffic wrote @ January 29th, 2008 at 21:51

In the office “Hey! don’t kick the table so hard” “Hmmmm… I thought it was you…”. I didn’t feel it so much. Only the table shook once.

I’m not used to earthquakes. In fact my first one was in Ioannina.

I hope the plates take their time to move. Using the Greek philoshophy, “siga, siga”. 🙂

  Stathis wrote @ January 29th, 2008 at 23:08

It’s only rock ‘n’ roll….

  DIO wrote @ January 30th, 2008 at 16:54

@graffic: not even “siga,siga”…X-A-L-A-R-A!

Yo Kat, Since I was a kid I never really felt an earthquake, even while at the bay….bad timing I guess!

glad to hear that u r OK!

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