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Three earthquakes 5.1R, 4R and 5.8R rattle Karpahos, South Dodecanese

The island of Karpathos and the south Dodecanese have been shaking on Thursday, with three earthquakes and aftershocks. The first two earthquakes hit off Karpathos early Thursday morning. The first tremor measured 5.1 on the Richter scale and the second 4 R. Anotherone with 5.8R followed in early afternoon.

The first earthquake occurred at 3:28 a.m. and its epicenter was located in the sea area 78 km East-South-East of the island. It had a focal depth of 29.5 km.

The second earthquake occurred at 4:10 a.m. in the same area, 78 km East-South-East of the island and had focal depth 71.2 km.

The third one occurred at short before 3:00 p.m. 74 km off Karpathos and a focal depth of 10 km.

There were no injuries on the island or material damage.
The area has been shaking with earthquakes in he last two days, with a 4.7R on Wednesday afternoon and a 5.2 R on Tuesday evening.

Greek seismologists are closely monitoring the phenomenon.

The earthquakes occur on the Hellenic Arc that passes right off the south of Karpathos.

The seismic activity was capture by a Turkish seismologist.

The recent activity indicates rhe seismic potentials of the Antikythira, south of Peloponnese and Antalya basin, SW Turkey, sections are high-very high, Demirtas notes.

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