Greece earthquake: Greece hit by TWO ‘extremely strong’ quakes – tremors felt on islands

Friday, August 31, 2018
By Paul Martin

GREECE has been struck by two earthquakes this morning, with witnesses describing the quakes as “extremely strong” – with tremors felt as far away as the tourist hotspot Greek islands.

Fri, Aug 31, 2018

The first earthquake hit Greece at 8.12am BST, registering 5.1 magnitude.

It struck near the town of Kardítsa, 144 miles from the capital of Greece.

Just over an hour later another strong earthquake hit the same region. It registered 4.4 magnitude.

Witnesses recorded their experiences on earthquake tracking website EMSC-CSEM.

One said the earthquake “started with a 1-3 second roar and another 6-8 seconds of rumbling. Light fixtures swaying for at least 1-2 minutes afterwards.”

Another said: “I was sleeping and suddenly I felt a strong quake and woke up.”

A third said the quake was “extremely strong”.

Seismologist Emmanuel Scordilis said it was the biggest earthquake in recorded history to strike the region.

Another witness wrote: “About 10-15 secs shaking lamps, rattling doors, equipment, groaning walls. First quake in this strength since months.”

A fifth said: “Huge quake even though I was so far it was very strong! Hope everyone is OK!”

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