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M6.9 Strikes Near Kamariotissa, Greece

Posted by feww on May 24, 2014

SEISMIC HAZARD
HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
SCENARIOS 08, 07
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Strong quake occurs south of Samothrace island

Centered at 40.305°N, 25.453°E the strong quake struck at a depth of about 10.0km (6.2mi), USGS/EHP reported.

The quake was followed by at least one significant aftershock measuring 4.5Mw.

The earthquake, which was felt in Athens, Greece, and Istanbul, Turkey, had a category VIII shakemap, capable of causing moderate to heavy damage.

However, no damage or casualty reports were immediately available.

The quakes in the North Aegean Trough followed a magnitude 4.1 shock that occurred 35km ESE of Mizpe Ramon, Israel (0.545°N, 35.164°E, depth=10.0km) at 07:27:29 UTC.

Large earthquakes and destructive tsunami throughout the Mediterranean region have killed hundreds of thousands of people and razed scores of towns and villages since the M8.2 quake that struck Sicily in 1693.

Evros Quake Details
Magnitude: 6.9Mw
Event Time: 2014-05-24 at 09:25:03 UTC
Location: 40.305°N 25.453°E depth=10.0km (6.2mi)
Nearby Cities

  • 19km (12mi) S of Kamariotissa, Greece
  • 70km (43mi) SSW of Alexandroupolis, Greece
  • 78km (48mi) ESE of Potos (Thassos), Greece
  • 83km (52mi) WNW of Canakkale, Turkey
  • 298km (185mi) NNE of Athens, Greece

Earthquake Location Map

evros eq and ashk
EQ Location Map: Source: USGS/EHP

Other Significant Quakes Today

M 5.6 – 8km S of San Juan Cacahuatepec, Mexico
Time: 2014-05-24 08:24:47 UTC
Location: 16.541°N 98.154°W
Depth: 12.0km

M 5.6 – 35km E of Severomuysk, Russia
Time: 2014-05-23 19:42:28 UTC
Location: 56.142°N 113.993°E
Depth: 10.0km

M 5.6 – Myanmar-China border region
Time: 2014-05-23 20:49:24 UTC
Location: 24.979°N 97.872°E
Depth: 24.7km

Twin Atlantic Quakes

M 5.2 – Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge
Time: 2014-05-23 23:41:49 UTC
Location: 45.009°N 27.867°W
Depth: 10.0km

M 5.2 – Central Mid-Atlantic Ridge
Time: 2014-05-24 11:49:26 UTC
Location: 0.727°N 26.348°W
Depth: 10.0km


FIRE-EARTH EQ Forecast

The next detailed FIRE-EARTH Earthquake Forecast will be released together with Bulletin NO. 100 tomorrow  (May 25, 2014).


 

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