Strong earthquake(s) in the Kamena Vourla area Greece – at least 300 houses damaged
Last update: August 7, 2013 at 10:30 pm by By Ashish Khanal
Update 22:26 UTC : Our first estimate was after all very right. The shallow epicenter and the soft soil may have been the reason why more than 300 houses have sustained damage.
Update 14:52 UTC : The mainshock caused that two people were injured. They are builders whose scaffolding fall by the shaking.
Damage image courtesy and copyright lamiareport.gr
Update 13:52 UTC : A new M4.6 aftershock occurred a couple of minutes ago. This may go on for many hours even days.
Update 13:50 UTC : A new picture of the damage in the village of Drimea, very close to the epicenter
Image courtesy and copyright ethnos.gr
Update 10:23 UTC : More minor damage to houses is reported from other villages close to the epicenter, where also rockfalls and power outages occurred.
Update 10:17 UTC : One old house in the village Drimea, 8 km west of the epicenter, collapsed (Maybe a second in Amifikleia). Another building in Thermopylen, a village near Lamia, was hit by a fallen rock. No injuries are reported so far.
Update 10:01 UTC : In Amfikleia, a town approx. 10 km south of the epicenter, collapsed chimneys and cracked walls were observed.
Update 09:57 UTC : The Police Department of Lamia reported rockfall in the hills near the epicenter. No damage to buildings is currently reported.
Update 09:43 UTC : Below the seismogram from this earthquake(s) on the Aspirathos, Naxos seismograph. Image courtesy Geofon Germany.
Update 09:37 UTC : Based on new data from the Greece Institute of Geodynamics the outcome is much more harmless. The depth being reported at 17 km and the Magnitude at 5.1 puts a totally different and harmless light on this earthquake.
Small damage like cracks in walls, fallen plaster and tiles are still possible, but we do not expect anything serious.
Update 09:27 UTC : Earthquake-report.com calls this earthquake very dangerous for damage (less for injuries) based on the current seismological data. The fact that the epicenter area is likely a farm fields area is adding to our fear.
Update 09:22 UTC : the different seismological agencies are reporting preliminary different Magnitudes.
Double earthquake or a foreshock and a mainshock in Greece.
6km (4mi) SW of Kainouryion, Greece
25km (16mi) SE of Lamia, Greece
39km (24mi) NNW of Levadeia, Greece
64km (40mi) SSE of Farsala, Greece
125km (78mi) NW of Athens, Greece
Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : 4.3
Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2013-08-07 12:02:44
GMT/UTC Time : 2013-08-07 09:02:44
Depth (Hypocenter) : 10 km