5.7 magnitude earthquake near Tilos and Nisyros

5.7 magnitude earthquake near Tilos and Nisyros 1

A strong seismic tremor of magnitude 5.7 on the Richter scale (according to the revised solution of the  Geodynamic Institute of the Athens Observatory , occurred at 01:14 after midnight (Tuesday 22/6), in the submarine area of ​​the Dodecanese and near Tilos.

The Geodynamic Institute gave the focal depth of the earthquake at 14.4 km and the epicenter at 24 km west – southwest of Nisyros.

“We are not worried by it, but our attention has turned to that particular area where seismic activity has been recorded in the past month-and-a-half,” Efthymios Lekkas, a professor of dynamic tectonic applied geology at Athens University, told Antenna TV on Tuesday morning.

The 5.7-Richter tremor was followed by several aftershocks and came hours after another earthquake of 3.6 Richter struck the same area on Monday.

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