5.7 magnitude earthquake hits off of Greek tourist island Zante

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
By Paul Martin

Quake hit at 4.12pm from six miles under the sea and measured 5.7
Shaking was felt some 300 miles away in southern Italy
On Friday, a quake of magnitude 6.8 struck near Zante and Kefalonia

By CHARLIE MOORE and RORY TINGLE
DAILYMAIL.COM
30 October 2018

Another earthquake has struck off the Greek tourist island of Zante.

It hit at 4.12pm from six miles under the sea and measured 5.7 on the Richter scale.

Shaking was felt some 300 miles away in southern Italy. There were no reports of casualties.

On Friday, a quake of magnitude 6.8 struck in the ocean near Zante and Kefalonia.

The quake was at a depth of 10 miles, 22 miles west of Lithakia, a village in the southern part of Zante.

The tremors sparked a small tsunami of 15-20cm on local beaches, according to monitoring group EMSC.

Images on social media showed a damaged outbuilding at a monastery on the island of Strofades, although it is unclear if other places have been affected.

The quake struck at 1.54 am and was followed about half an hour later by a 5.2 aftershock. There have been a series of further shocks since.

One witness posted online: ‘Me and my partner are staying in Zante, it woke my partner up, and we’ve had 3 aftershocks much smaller, the larger quake has moved several items around the room.’

Describing the tremors, one person living in Greece told EMSC they felt: ‘Extremely violent shaking. Objects fell off of shelves. Loud rumbling sound.’

The Rest…HERE

Comments are closed.

Join the revolution in 2018. Revolution Radio is 100% volunteer ran. Any contributions are greatly appreciated. God bless!

Follow us on Twitter