The seismic vibrations that will continue and will be felt and in the following months the Professor of Geophysics and Director of the Geophysical Laboratory of AUTh K. Papazachos spoke about the seismic activity of the last few days.

Speaking on his radio -E- Professor stressed that this kind of phenomenon is expected after the very strong earthquake of 26th October and stressed the need to prepare not only the population but also our visitors, since they should not there is anxiety in the event of an event during the season.

“A STRONG AFTERSHOCK WILL NOT BE OF GREAT CONCERN THAT WILL HAPPEN WITH A LONG ENOUGH DELAY!”

“Recent activity is part of the seismic activity following the great earthquake last October. We have to realize that an earthquake of 6.8 Degrees of the Richter scale, like the one in Zante, has a sequence that can last even a year! 50% of these earthquakes may be noted in the first week, but such an earthquake has at least 150 earthquakes above 4 Richter. Others are becoming more noticeable and others less. A 20% of the sequence is in the coming months and may be diluted in time, but the average figures remain high, “  said  Papazachos , arguing that a strong aftershock that would be delayed enough should not be of great concern.

“NEED TO GET LOCAL AND VISITOR INFORMATION RIGHT”

“We should be prepared for delayed aftershocks, and in the coming months they may become increasingly thin, but they will remind us that there is a post-seismic sequence that will gradually erase. I understand that it is unpleasant to do so, especially during the tourist season, but we ought to understand it to explain it to our guests as well. The earthquakes will otherwise happen and on their own do not cause any anxiety, “he  stressed and reiterated that we should understand that the length of the broken crack is double the dimensions of Zakynthos!

“The main bet for Zakynthos is to explain that the phenomenon is in progress, but local authorities and the government have the necessary interest in the static adequacy of the island’s buildings.

Let’s use the earthquake as a reason for the adequacy of buildings, be they public buildings or hotel units, “  he noted.

Invited to comment on the post of Director of the Geodynamic Institute  Akis Tselenti  after the earthquake of 4,5R East of Zakynthos, whereby this earthquake has nothing to do  “with the aftershock sequence of Zakynthos earthquake and requires some attention,”  he said that he does not know what evidence he bases on.

MARILENA PAPADATOU

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