Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Earhquake near Lesbos

A strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake off the western coast of Turkey and between the Greek islands of Lesbos and Chinos shook buildings from the Aegean Turkish province of Izmir to the Greek capital of Athens. 


The quake was centered in the Aegean Sea about nine miles south of Lesbos, an area that was on the front line of the migrant influx two years ago. It had a magnitude of 6.1, according to the Geodynamic Institute at the National Observatory of Athens. The quake struck about 3:30 Monday afternoon, local time, and was felt in neighboring Turkey, although no injuries were reported there.




Additional resources 

 The USGS about the earthquake >>>

 Facts & Figures from Earthjay >>>

State of Emergency declared on Lesbos >>

Aftershocks on a map >>> 

A list of current earthquake in Greece >> 

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