Earthquake in southwestern Greece, 2008

  • Mary S. Lazaridou-Varotsos
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At 12:09 local time (10:09 GMT) on 14 February 2008 a big earthquake occurred in southwestern Greece, near Methoni, which – according to the U.S. Geological Survey – had magnitude 6.9 (Mw) and was felt even in neighbouring countries. It was the largest earthquake to occur in Greece since 1983, that is, since the date when the VAN team completed the installation of their telemetric network.


Main Shock Earthquake Prediction Epicentral Area Impending Earthquake Earthquake Prediction Research 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mary S. Lazaridou-Varotsos
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  1. 1.Solid Earth Physics Institute Department of PhysicsUniversity of AthensAthensGreece

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