Two earthquakes of magnitude 5 and 4.4 shake again the Greek island of Zante

Two new earthquakes of magnitude 5 and 4.4 on the Richter scale have shaken this morning the Greek island of Zante, in the Ionian Sea, as part of the series of aftershocks that are being recorded since the earthquake of 6.4 of the last week.

According to the Geodynamic Institute of the National Observatory of Athens, the earthquakes, which have caused neither material damage nor human damage, took place, respectively, at 05.11 and 05.04 local time (03.11 and 03.04 GMT).

The epicenter of the first earthquake was located 78 kilometers south of the island, 298 kilometers southwest of the Greek capital.

For its part, the epicenter of the second earthquake, the largest, was located 59 kilometers southwest of Zante and 299 kilometers southwest of Athens.

At the moment, the Geodynamic Institute has not provided estimates on the focal depth of these tremors.

Last Friday, October 26, a strong earthquake of magnitude 6.4 on the Richter scale shook the tourist island of Zante without causing casualties.

However, it did cause numerous material damage to the port of the island, landslides on roads and damage to many buildings.

According to the council of the island, 120 homes have already been declared uninhabitable, practically half of the 250 houses that have been examined at the moment.


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