The development of the VAN research on earthquake prediction
On 24 February 1981, at 22:53, a very strong earthquake shook Athens and power cuts in several areas reinforced the panic. The terrified residents rushed out of their homes and tried to understand what was happening. They switched on radios and waited to hear something relevant. Unprepared for such an event, they did not know what to do. They had had no preparation or training on how to react in this situation. Many took to their cars and left, without knowing where they should go. Many people went to coastal areas believing the beaches would provide safety, not realizing the potential risks from tidal waves (tsunami) which are sometimes generated after a major earthquake.
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