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5.3R tremor in Galaxidi “was not the main earthquake,” says Greek seismologist

The 5.3 R tremor that stroke Galaxidi on Sunday was not the major earthquake. This is the estimation of seismologist  Akis Tselentis, director of the Geo-Dynamic Institute of Athens,

Speaking to RadioGamma FM of Patras, Tselentis said that the post-seismic activity was not normal and therefore he estimates that the 5.3R was not the main earthquake.

“The post-seismic sequence is not normal at all. It does not mean anything because there are also earthquakes that do not have strong post-seismic sequence,” Tselentis said.

He added that “a major earthquake occurs after a few days rather than a day or two. So I leave an open window to give time to the phenomenon.”

“However, my personal estimation is the earthquake on Sunday in Galaxidi was not the main earthquake,” Tselentis stressed.

The earthquake occurred at 12:48 Saturday noon (March 30, 2019) with its epicenter in Galaxidi at the Gulf of Corinth. Although of moderate power, the earthquake was felt almost in half Greece as well as in Athens, 130 km East from the epicenter. Locals reported that the tremor had them “dancing in the air.”

There were no injuries or other material damages except some cracks on walls.

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