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Two Earthquakes strike the island of Zakynthos in the Ionian Sea

Two earthquakes measuring 4.4 and 4.3 on the Richter scale stroke the island of Zakynthos (Zante) on Saturday. The epicenter of both earthquakes was in the sea area South of the islands in the Ionian Sea.

The first tremor hit with 4.4 R at 01:43 a.m., its epicenter was in the sea, 11 km south of the island’s capital. It focal depth was 20 km.

The second tremor stroke at 09:53 a.m. with 4.3 R. Its epicenter was 40 km south form the island’s capital and its focal depth 9.2 km.

No injuries or material damages have been reported.

According to seismologists, the two tremors are aftershocks of the 6.8 R that hit the island a year ago.

More than 20 aftershocks have been recorded since the 4.4 R in the early moring hours of Saturday. Their magnitude ranges between 1.5 – 2.8 Richter.

The rest of the earthquakes are from 1.5 to 2.8 Richter.

Speaking to tempo24.news, professor Akis Tselentis said that “there is a slight seismic activity in the Laganas Bay that is probably part of the post-seismic sequence of 4.4. excitement in the wider area.”

The seismographers of the Geodetic Institute of the National Observatory of Athens have recorded several tremors in the area, the three more poweful were felt both in Zakynthos and Ilia, in South-West Peloponnese.

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