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Earthquake and volcano risk

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There was a 6.2 magnitude earthquake in Northern Aegean, just South of Gokceada and Northwest of Lesbos.

Currently experts on Turkish TV are proclaiming that this is a one shot event and should not trigger any more quakes .

It is apparently at the North end of a set of fault lines including two lines drawn from Rhodes up through Izmir and down from Galipoli to Athens.

Last month there were a number of tremors between Rhodes and Bozcaada on the Turkish mainland which the geologists stated were due to volcanic activity and could mean the eruption of a new under water volcano in the area.

The region can produce earthquakes as large as magnitude 7.5, but usually less.

The main reason seems to be the African continent moving Northwards and pushing under the Aegean and Asia Minor.

Like others who live in this part of the world, our understanding is that the situation is not any more risky than many parts of California and definitely less so than many East Asian areas. However, the building stock in many parts of Turkey and Greece are rather suspect.

I suggest that as an additional precaution chose newer or sturdier and low rise lodging when you are traveling to Greece and Turkey, just in case.

I am posting this message to prevent any undue fears as a result of misinformation.

OC

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