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The 2008 Dodecanese earthquake occurred near Kattavia on the island of Rhodes in the eastern Mediterranean Sea on 15 July. The quake struck at 06:26 a.m. local time (UTC+3) and one woman was killed when she slipped and fell as she tried to flee her home.[3] However, the earthquake did not cause any major damage.[3][5] The earthquake was felt across the entire eastern Mediterranean, as far west as Libya, and inland as far as Damascus.[4]

2008 Dodecanese earthquake
2008 Dodecanese earthquake is located in Greece
2008 Dodecanese earthquake
Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki
Athens
Athens
UTC time2008-07-15 03:26:35
ISC event13389231
USGS-ANSSComCat
Local date15 July 2008 (2008-07-15)
Local time06:26:35 EEST
Magnitude6.4 Mw [1]
Depth52 km (32 mi) [1]
Epicenter35°56′N 27°49′E / 35.93°N 27.81°E / 35.93; 27.81Coordinates: 35°56′N 27°49′E / 35.93°N 27.81°E / 35.93; 27.81 [1]
Areas affectedGreece
Max. intensityVII (Very strong) [2]
Casualties1 [3][4]

There was a significant aftershock the next day, 16 July, at 02:52 a.m. local time, which resulted in additional injuries.[6] The aftershock was rated 4.8 Mw[7][8]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c ISC (2015), ISC-GEM Global Instrumental Earthquake Catalogue (1900–2009), Version 2.0, International Seismological Centre
  2. ^ USGS. "M 6.4 - Dodecanese Islands, Greece". United States Geological Survey.
  3. ^ a b c "Rhodes Quake Kills One". E-Kathimerini. 2008-07-15. Retrieved 2008-07-29.
  4. ^ a b "M 6.4 - Dodecanese Islands, Greece" PACER system, Earthquake Hazards program, United States Geological Survey Archived 2008-07-31 at the Wayback Machine. Accessed: 29 July 2008.
  5. ^ Staff (15 July 2008) "Strong earthquake hits Greek island of Rhodes" Belfast Telegraph. Accessed: 23 August 2008.
  6. ^ "Earthquake strikes Greek island of Rhodes; no damage, injuries reported" International Herald Tribune. Accessed: 29 July 2008.
  7. ^ "Seismicity Catalogs" for 15 July 2008 23:52 UTC, Geodynamics Institute of the National Observatory of Athens. Accessed: 29 July 2008.
  8. ^ "Magnitude 5.0 Dodecanese Islands, Greece" Preliminary Earthquake Report, Earthquake Hazards program, United States Geological Survey. Accessed: 29 July 2008.[dead link]

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