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Old Jun 27th, 2009, 02:24 AM
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Santorini earthquake

A serious of tremors up to 5.1 (Richter scale) were reported on the island of Santorini in the early hours of this morning. The epicenter of the earthquake was in the sea area northeast of Santorini.
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Old Jun 27th, 2009, 11:55 AM
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Thanks for posting that. Do you have anymore info? I googled but didn't get much. We're headed there next week. Oh well, not that I can do anything. But it's a little distressing.
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Old Jun 27th, 2009, 12:12 PM
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It woke me up last night but it was just a small tremor. The epicenter was underwater some distance away from Santorini so it was minimal. There's no damage whatsoever. Don't worry.
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Old Jun 27th, 2009, 01:43 PM
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Isabel, the reason you didn't get much when you googled is that it doesn't even make big news here (I live in Greece) unless it is a serious one. Earthquakes are numerous all over Greece, most are not even felt or noticed.
Check this site,
http://www.emsc-csem.org/index.php?page=home
You will see that there are lots of earthquakes/tremors all around Greece, thankfully it's rare that any cause any damage. Since moving here I've actually got used to them when they can be felt, which is not often & we get far more here in the Peloponnese than on Santorini!
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Old Jun 27th, 2009, 02:23 PM
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Of course Yiassas, there's very little that can shake YOU up!! PS: Loved Erik's photo of you at the Athens "do" -- he didn't pick the most flattering but your spirit shines thru!!
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Old Jun 28th, 2009, 09:15 PM
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Not an extremely energetic quake: magnitude MW 4.8 (downgraded).
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/...us2009iibh.php

Epicenter (surface point directly over the quake fault) was about 11 miles north of Santorini:
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...,0.709991&z=11
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Old Jun 29th, 2009, 07:24 AM
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I'm glad to hear there were no casualties or damage.

I was in Parga 2 years ago when there was one. I found it quite unnerving ...

Steve
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Old Jul 1st, 2009, 08:36 AM
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And now, a substantial Magnitude 6.4 quake some 50 miles south of Crete's southern shore.

Read: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/...us2009ina1.php
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Old Jul 3rd, 2009, 09:04 AM
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I just read this as I am leaving for Greece tommorrow ! Earthquakes, plane crashes... glad they didnt cause too much damage
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