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Seismologist - Greece is going through a period of seismic exacerbation

Featured Seismologist - Greece is going through a period of seismic exacerbation

Professor of seismology Gerasimos Papadopoulos spoke about a period of seismic exacerbation that Greece is going through. The distinguished seismologist presented in the show "Social Net" with Fotis Karydas the model of a study that he had published 34 years ago in a geophysical magazine, which has been verified over the years.

"It is not common for Greece to have so many earthquakes of this magnitude in such a short period of time. In the Greek arc we have an earthquake every year with a magnitude of 6 Richter or larger. Now we see, only in the region of Crete, we had three widespread earthquakes. The region of Crete occupies the central part of a large geotectonic structure, which produces many earthquakes. The last three are a sample ", the professor underlined, and referring, for the first time, to the study he had published in 1987, he added: "If we look at the last year we will see that we have, all over the country, an increased number of large earthquakes. That is, we far exceed the average. From 2017 until today we have had 11 earthquakes of six magnitude and up. There is no doubt that we are going through a period of seismic upheaval. Each flare-up phase lasts about eight years. According to a model of a study I presented several years ago and which has been verified, I have the feeling that the cycle of this seismic eruption is nearing completion. Of course, no one can know when it will be completed ".

Regarding Attica, Mr. Gerasimos Papadopoulos stressed that it may not "host large cracks in its territory that can cause large earthquakes" but around Attica there are cracks that threaten it: "There are many cracks around Attica which threaten it, such as the one in Alkyonides that was activated in 1981 but also those in the South and North Evia ", he emphasized characteristically.