Merk argiewe: Griekeland

Greece hit by 5.1 magnitude earthquake felt 70 myle weg

GREECE has been rocked by a 5.1 magnitude earthquake which struck in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The quake hit in the Gulf of Corinth, in the centre of the country, there have been no immediate reports of damage or injuries, owerhede gesê.

The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) – which revised down an initial reading of 5.7 grootte – said the quake struck 3.1 miles below the surface in the gulf separating mainland Greece from the Peloponnese peninsula.

It hit 10 miles from the town of Itea.

Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface.

The tremor, which occurred just after 1am local time, was felt as far away as Athens, the capital, sommige 71 myle weg.

Greece was struck by a huge 6.0 magnitude earthquake in October last year, with the tremors being felt as far away as Egypt and Syria.

The epicentre was 93 miles south east of Greek island Karpathos, the US Geological Survey (USGS) gesê.

That quake was also felt in the eastern part of Crete following the previous month’s huge quake which destroyed a church when three builders were inside, killing a new grandad.

Ten minste 24 people were hurt as up to 1,000 homes on Greece’s largest island were reported damaged by the 6.0 magnitude quake.