Earthquake of 4.1 in Kozani



    seismos-660_4_0_7An earthquake of magnitude 4.1 on the Richter scale shook the city of Kozani, northern Greece, this morning at 3:42 a.m.

    According to the Greek Institute of Geodynamics in Athens, the earthquake epicenter was located about 16km southwest of Kozani at a depth of 5km. The European-Mediterranean Seismological Center on the other hand reported a 4.5 magnitude earthquake. So far no injury or damage has been reported.

    The earthquake brought back memories of the strong earthquake that occurred in Kozani on May 13, 1995 that caused many damages and injuries, as well as of the recent earthquake in the Greek island of Kefalonia, which has almost devastated the island. Kefalonia registered several aftershocks since the major quake on September 9; most of the damages have been recorded in Lixouri, the island’s largest city where many buildings have collapsed and several people were evacuated.