2008 Dodecanese earthquake


2008 Dodecanese earthquake

earthquake
title= 2008 Dodecanese earthquake
date= 15 July, 2008



magnitude = 6.4 Mw (USGS) [http://neic.usgs.gov/neis/bulletin/neic_umai.html "Magnitude 6.4 Dodecanese Islands, Greece" Preliminary Earthquake Report, Earthquake Hazards program, United States Geological Survey] accessed 29 July 2008] , 6.2 (GINOA) [http://www.gein.noa.gr/services/info-en.html "Seismicity Catalogs" for 15 July 2008 3:26 GMT, Geodynamics Institute of the National Observatory of Athens] accessed 29 July 2008]
depth=68 km
location=near Kattavia, Rhodes
countries affected = Flag|Greece
Flag|Turkey
casualties = 1 cite news
url=http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_politics_1_16/07/2008_98624
date = 2008-07-15
title = Rhodes Quake Kills One
accessdate = 2008-07-29
publisher = E-Kathimerini
] [http://www.earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/pager/events/us/2008umai/index.html "M 6.4 - Dodecanese Islands, Greece" PACER system, Earthquake Hazards program, United States Geological Survey] accessed 29 July 2008]
The 2008 Dodecanese earthquake, on 15 July 2008, was a deadly earthquake near Kattavia on the island of Rhodes in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. The quake struck at at 06:26 a.m. local time (GMT+3) and one woman was killed when she slipped and fell as she tried to flee her home. However, the earthquake did not cause any major damage. [ [http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/strong-earthquake-hits-greek-island-of-rhodes-13909454.html Staff (15 July 2008) "Strong earthquake hits Greek island of Rhodes" "Belfast Telegraph"] accessed 23 August 2008] The earthquake was felt across the entire eastern Mediterranean, as far west as Libya, and inland as far as Damascus.There was a significant aftershock the next day, 16 July, at 02:52 a.m. local time, which resulted in additional injuries. [http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/07/16/europe/EU-Greece-Earthquake.php "Earthquake strikes Greek island of Rhodes; no damage, injuries reported" "International Herald Tribune"] accessed 29 July 2008] The aftershock was rated between 4.8 Mw [http://www.gein.noa.gr/services/info-en.html "Seismicity Catalogs" for 15 July 2008 23:52 GMT, Geodynamics Institute of the National Observatory of Athens] accessed 29 July 2008] and 5.0 Mw [http://neic.usgs.gov/neis/bulletin/neic_umcw.html "Magnitude 5.0 Dodecanese Islands, Greece" Preliminary Earthquake Report, Earthquake Hazards program, United States Geological Survey] accessed 29 July 2008] .

There is not unanimity on the location of the epicenter. The USGS places the epicenter at coord |35.983|N|27.785|E| which is under the island of Rhodes about 3.4 kilometers northeast of Kattavia; while the Athens Institute of Geodynamics coordinates (coord |35.85|N|27.92|E|) place the epicenter 19 km southeast of Kattavia which is off the island, under the seabed.

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