Zakynthos earthquake

Updated: 11/21/2018 5:34:26 AM
While the Greek Geodynamic Institute measured the biggest tremor at 6.4 with a depth of 10km, Europe’s EMSC quake agency put the strength as high as 6.8 and noticed small changes in sea levels.
There was serious damage to the medieval Strofades monastery on a small island close to the epicenter of the quake, but reports that it had been destroyed were unconfirmed. Pictures posted on Greek social media showed the damage to the monastery’s tower.
The biggest shock was felt as far afield as Naples in western Italy, and in Albania, Libya, and the capital Athens.
Source: DORRIS

Published Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Inspections of buildings rocked by last month’s 6.4-magnitude quake on Zakynthos continued on Monday as the Ionian island was jolted by another powerful tremor measuring 5.1.

According to the results of some 675 inspections conducted since the October 26 temblor, 400 buildings have been deemed safe to use while 275 have been characterized as temporarily unsafe.

Monday’s quake occurred shortly after 3 p.m., just a few hours after a moderate tremor in the same area. There were no reports of any injuries or damage following the quake, whose epicenter was located some 65 kilometers southwest of Zakynthos at a depth of just 300 meters.
Source: DORRIS

Zakynthos earthquake Facts

Power: 6.8
Affected Area: 1 km.
Alert Level: Yellow
Category: Geo
Response: Assess
Severity: Moderate
Urgency: Immediate
Certainty: Observed

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