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Greece has three earthquakes a day.

Greece has three earthquakes a day.

by YCPress

Greece had three earthquakes on the 26th, one of which happened near the capital Athens.

The Associated Press quoted the Greek Institute of Geomechanics as saying that day, at 6.14 p.m., an earthquake occurred west of Athens with a magnitude of 4.0 and a focal depth of 16.7 kilometers.

There were two earthquakes near Crete on the same day, and some southern islands were felt. No casualties and property damage were reported.

The first earthquake occurred at 5:15 p.m. local time on the 26th, with a magnitude of 5.2. The epicenter was located east of Crete, with a depth of 9 kilometers. Crete, Casos, Santorin and other islands are tremelled.

At 8:59 that night, the second earthquake with a magnitude of 5.4 occurred. The source was 25 kilometers northwest of the source of the first earthquake, with a depth of 6.3 kilometers. The executive director of Cassos Island, the closest to the epicenter, told Athens News Agency that no buildings were damaged in both earthquakes.

The two earthquakes near Crete were not related to those near Athens.

Greece is an earthquake-prone area because it spans two continental tectonic plates. However, according to the Associated Press, Greece rarely has a second earthquake with a stronger magnitude than the first earthquake.