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A “flock” of low intensity earthquakes strikes East Attica, causing concern to residents

A series of consecutive tremors stroke the area of east Attica in the early morning and morning hours of Tuesday, January 9, 2018, causing concern to the residents who reportedly felt each and every tremor. A total of 18 tremors have occurred so far in the area with the biggest earthquake to have had an intensity of 3R.

The earthquakes occurred along the coast line and in the sea area between the mainland and the island of Euboea (Evia).

The epicenters of the earthquakes have been located in the sea area east of Rafina and Marathon and were felt in all suburbs of East Attica and the North suburbs of Athens. The tremors had a focal depth of 5-10 km and therefore they were strongly felt in the area, although majority of residents were sleeping.

The latest earthquake occurred at 9:59 a.m. and measured 2.7 R.

The last tremor occurred at 09:59 and was measured by the automatic solution of the Geodynamic Institute of Athens at 2.7 Richter.

“We closely follow the phenomenon to see how it will develop,” The President of Earthquake Planning and Protection Organization, Efthimios Lekkas, told media. He expressed confidence that the phenomenon will weaken soon.

No injuries or material damages have been reported.

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