A powerful 6.8M earthquake has struck off the coast of Greece at around 22:54 UTC. The quake was felt as far as Italy and Albania.
The epicentre was located in the Ionian Sea, near the Greek Island of Zante and about 80km (50 miles) north-east of the city of Pyrgos.
According to the USGS, the quake had a depth of around 14km (8.7 miles).
The agency added that casualties are a possibility.
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So far, 12 further quakes have been detected in the region, ranging between M4.5 and M5.2 — all at a depth of 10km (6.2 miles)
As many as 19.3 million people could have felt the quake, including 54,000 who may have experienced “strong” to “very strong” shaking.
“Overall, the population in this region resides in structures that are a mix of vulnerable and earthquake resistant construction,” said a USGS report.
“Some damage is possible and the impact should be relatively localised.”
Estimated Economic Losses
A local small tsunami is possible and residents have been advised to move away from the shores.
Seismic and Volcanic activity has been correlated to changes in our sun.
The global uptick in earthquakes and volcanoes we’ve witnessed lately is likely attributed to the drop-off in solar activity, coronal holes, and the increase in Galactic Cosmic Rays penetrating silica-rich magma.
Check out this link for more info: https://principia-scientific.org/do-cosmic-rays-trigger-earthquakes-volcanic-eruptions/
GSM = influx of GCRs = uptick in Seismic and Volcanic activity