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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 13-08-07

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

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  • [01] New earthquake jolts Amfiklia near Lamia, central Greece

  • [01] New earthquake jolts Amfiklia near Lamia, central Greece

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    "Verdana","sans-serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family: ANA-MPA -- Seismic activity continued in central Greece on Wednesday, with Amfiklia jolted by yet another earthquake at 16:44, measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale. The quake came from the same epicenter that gave two strong tremors earlier at around noon, alarming residents in the greater area of Lamia, northwest of the Greek capital, but causing only limited damage."Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family:Tahoma;color:#0F1419;mso-ansi-language:

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    "Verdana","sans-serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family: The strongest of the earthquakes, measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale, was recorded at 12:06 and was felt as far away as Athens, in addition to the greater region of Fthiotis prefecture, in Viotia and Evia."Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family:Tahoma;color:#0F1419;mso-ansi-language:

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    "Verdana","sans-serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family: Geo-dynamic Institute Director Konstantinos Makropoulos said that over 60 aftershocks have been recorded so far, two of which registered higher than 4 on the Richter scale.mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family:Tahoma;

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    "Verdana","sans-serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family: According to geology professor Efthymios Lekkas, the first earthquake that struck at 12:03 registered 4.1 on the Richter scale, and the second one at 12:06, registered 5.1. Their epicenter was near Amfiklia (Fthiotis prefecture), northwest of Athens and at a depth of 10 km under the surface of the earth. According to Lekkas, the area is known for its seismic activity.mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family:Tahoma;

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    "Verdana","sans-serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family: The quakes resulted in landslides, especially at Amfiklia and near the towns of Kamena Vourla and Tithorea.font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-font-family:Tahoma;color:#0F1419;mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:


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