6.7 magnitude earthquake shakes Samos causing damage to buildings and small tsunami

Material damage to houses caused by the earthquake 6.7 Richter coast of Samos.

According to information from residents of the island who spoke to iefimerida from the earthquake in Samos, the facades of buildings have fallen and the sea has come out in the port.

A resident of the island, speaking to SKAI, said that glassware and mirrors were broken at home, while according to Giorgos Avtias, who comes from Samos and spoke to people from the island, part of the church in Karlovasi has collapsed. The journalist also mentioned that there is serious damage to old buildings, houses on the island, but stressed that the island has many new buildings which do not seem to have been damaged. Giorgos Avtias also spoke about some minor injuries of residents, mainly in the port.

Video from the moment of the earthquake

The sea coming ashore

Buildings fell in Smyrna
The earthquake also hit Turkey and according to the Turkish media, buildings have fallen in Izmir .

Lekkas: There was a tsunami warning
It was a surface earthquake and was felt throughout Greece, said the president of OASP, Professor Efthymios Lekkas, adding that there was a warning of a small tsunami. He said there should be no panic, noting that “the earthquake as a fact always worries us.”

Papazachos for earthquake in Samos: Earthquakes even 6 Richter – They can be more catastrophic
It is a very big earthquake in Samos 6.8, or 6.9 Richter. It is a well-known area with large faults, it will have a large seismic sequence, said seismologist Vassilis Papazachos . Speaking to SKAI, he said that many aftershocks will follow and in fact some will be very strong even of the order of 6 Richter. He even stressed that they may be more destructive than the initial earthquake.

“It will have a big aftershock sequence, aftershocks that will last for months, but in great intensity in the next 48 hours and definitely next week, because a part of the fault is approaching the west coast of Samos, there is a case for some aftershocks to get closer to the island.” and although smaller in size also have major implications. “Earthquakes of the order of 6 can very easily happen with such a strong earthquake”, said Mr. Papazahos and stressed that any house that shows a sample for damage should not be inhabited. “Any building that has some damage should not be inhabited and inspected by engineers,” he said.

Source -iefimerida.gr 

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