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GreeceInspections continue in Central Evia, while aftershocks lead to experts meeting again:...

Inspections continue in Central Evia, while aftershocks lead to experts meeting again: strong aftershock not ruled out

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Twenty-four homes were found unsafe for habitation and another 49 are habitable in the region of Psachna which an earthquake shook on Wednesday.

The earthquake, registering 4.9 on the Richter scale and recorded at 14:24 on Wednesday, was followed by dozens of aftershocks in the Central Evia town by Thursday afternoon.
Crews from the Infrastructure ministry and engineers from several regions including the Technical Chamber of Greece have been inspecting homes and public buildings for structural damage in Central Evia.

In Chalkida, the city linking the island with the mainland which also felt the quake strongly, 8 buildings were inspected and only 1 was found to be unhabitable.

There were no injuries reported or large-scale damage in Evia overall, but damages including store fronts in Psachna and the villages around it.

Aftershocks are continuing in the area, while seismologists have said they are observing the activity of the known Psachna fault, and civil protection services including police and the Fire Brigade are on patrol and on high alert.

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Thursday’s continuing seismic activity in Psachna, Central Evia, following yesterday’s earthquake prompted the reconvention of the earthquake threat assessment committee at the Organization of Antiseismic Planning and Protection (OASP), following a request by Climate Crisis and Civil Protection Minister Christos Stylianidis for a newer assessment of the Psachna fault. The experts said they could not rule out a strong aftershock in the region.

Specialists also said there have been more than 100 aftershocks registering at most 3.5 on the Richter scale since Wednesday.

SOURCE; ANA-MPA

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