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Earthquake shifted the island of Zakynthos at least 3cm South-West

The 6.8R earthquake on 25. October shifted the island of Zakynthos at least three centimeters South-West. This is what Research Director at the Geological Institute of the National Observatory in Athens, Athanasios Ganas told state news agency amna and other media on Monday.

Digital processing and analysis of radar images from satellite Sentinel-1revealed the surface deformation of soil on the island, Ganas said.

The shift was mainly horizontal, while no significant vertical movement was found.

Ganas added that scientists at the National Observatory are also analyzing geodetic data from GPS stations in the Ionian islands and the Peloponnese to see whether the earthquake has caused also other movements in the wider area.

Setinel-1 is the satellite of the Copernicus Service of the European Union and the European Space organization (ESA).

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