Yesterday Greece and Turkey were struck by earthquakes in which several people were injured and some significant damage occurred in few buildings. The earthquake was registered 5.8 on the Richter scale. In Greece various areas were effected by the earthquake some of them include holiday island of Rhodes, which attracts more than 1.25million British visitors every year and the resort town of Fethiye, in south-western Turkey. According to reports no injuries were reported for any British.
Earthquake in Greece and Turkey
The earthquake was observed as the largest of 40 small tremors detected off Turkey’s Aegean and Mediterranean coasts. Local health officials confirmed that buildings were damaged and seven people were being treated for injuries in hospital. In Greece majority number of individuals were hurt due the panic, which rise after the quake hit and some individuals jumped from their windows as buildings shook. According to sources there was no such confirmation, which confirmed that these individuals were tourists or not and there were no deaths reported.
According to U.S. Geological Survey the latest earthquake struck at 3.44pm local time, at a depth of nearly 25 miles. Many people in Greece remained outside, too frightened to return to their homes or hotels, as aftershocks rocked the area.
Greece and Turkey
In the popular island of Rhodes in Greece, which lies in the Aegean Sea the part of the Mediterranean between Greece and Turkey tremors were also felt strongly. More than 250,000 British visitors head to the Aegean island each year. Police said there are no reports of injured people or damage. According to geographical reports in Turkey earthquakes are a daily occurrence which is a criss-crossed by geological fault lines. It was observed in October last year, that More than 600 people died in the eastern province of Van after a quake of 7.2 magnitude and powerful aftershocks.
Greece is one such area which is one of the world’s seismically active areas were hundreds of quakes occur each year.