Saturday, April 2, 2011

The Greek islands are suffering an earthquake of 6.2 magnitude

An earthquake of magnitude 6.2, according to Greek seismography services, has felt the force on the islands of Rhodes and Crete on Friday, but no major damage reported. The Observatory's Geodynamic Institute of Athens and Thessaloniki has estimated the magnitude at 6.2 and has placed the earthquake at 16.29 local time at sea.

Specifically, according to the Greek Institute, the epicenter of the quake was located 20 km west of the island of Karpathos, located 360 km southeast of Athens. The police services of Karpathos, Crete and Rhodes have reported no casualties or damage, at least half an hour after the earthquake occur.

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