Recent quakes in Crete are not connected, expert says

Recent quakes in Crete are not connected, expert says

The 6.3 Richter quake that shook the village of Zakros in Crete on Tuesday is not linked to the 5.8 Richter quake near the village of Arkalochori roughly two weeks ago, professor of seismology Ethymios Lekkas told state-run AMNA news agency on Tuesday.

According to Lekkas, who is president of the Earthquake Planning and Protection Organisation of Greece, the two quakes arose from two different faults.

Tuesday’s tremor was a superficial and shallow event that was felt widely in Crete, the islands of the Dodecanese and the wider region.

According to Lekkas, the epicentre of Tuesday’s quake was 80 km away from that of Arkalochori and arose in a different fault.

Subscribe to our Newsletters

Enter your information below to receive our weekly newsletters with the latest insights, opinion pieces and current events straight to your inbox.

By signing up you are agreeing to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.