Earthquake in Greece partly destroyed about 300 homes

August 8, 2013. In central Greece, 120 kilometers north-west of Athens earthquake of magnitude 5.3. As a result, the seismic shock partially destroyed hundreds of homes. None of the residents was injured. Tremors were felt throughout the country, including the capital.

The village Drimea (in Fthiotida) hit by two non-residential building. In another chalk, Kato Titorea partially collapsed house where illegal immigrants live. People could not get themselves out of the ruins, they have assisted.

In some mountainous areas of earthquake triggered a rockfall. Municipal services apart the rubble, according to ITAR-TASS.

In total, the various destruction from the earthquake, whose epicenter was at a depth of 10 kilometers, were 300 houses. It is possible that the final number of damaged houses will be more.

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In southern Greece, an earthquake

Earthquake in Greece partly destroyed about 300 homes

August 8, 2013. At noon in the Greek prefecture of Fosis near the town Amfikleya was recorded earthquake of magnitude 5.3 on the Richter scale. Earthly vibrations felt even in the capital city of Athens, which is located 125 kilometers north-west of the epicenter depth of 17 km. Epicenter and settlement Kaynurion separated only 6 km away. A few minutes earlier Greece disturbed weaker impulse magnitude 4.2.

In most Amfiklee quake led to cracks in the walls of dozens of buildings and to the collapse of chimneys in homes. Following recent inspections sufficiently severe damage occurred in 300 buildings near the epicenter. The reason for this can be fairly loose soil in the region. On mountain ridges within the epicenter, there were several large landslides breed of villages have been reports of power outages.

Besides Athens earthquake felt in the cities of Larissa, Nea Ionia, Amarusion and others. Greek rescue services do not have any information about the death toll from the disaster citizens. We only know of two injured builders that have fallen from the scaffolding, swung earthquake. Most likely, the design seismic shake not the first episode, and the second, more powerful aftershock with a magnitude of 6.4.

Earthquake in Greece partly destroyed about 300 homes


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