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Five Earthquakes in One Night in Patras

seismos_523_355Five low-intensity earth tremors occurred midnight to 4 a.m. on July 6in the region of Patras, Greece’s third-largest city, located in the western part of the country, about 215 kilometers, some 134 miles from Athens.
The first earth tremor occurred at 00:10 and had a shallow magnitude of 2.8 on the Richter scale. The earthquake’s epicenter was located at 7 kilometers west-south-west of Patras.
Ten minutes later, a second tremor occurred. The second magnitude 2.6 earthquake’s epicenter was 11 kilometers west-south-west of Patras.
The third magnitude 2.6 earth tremor took place at 02:34 in the morning, while its epicenter was located 11 kilometers on the west-northwest of the city of Patras.
Only five minutes later, at 02.39 a new magnitude 2.9 tremor struck Patras –and was the strongest of the five earthquakes – whose epicenter was located 11 kilometers southwest of the city.
Finally, at 04:04, one more earthquake occurred, this time with a magnitude of 2.8 the Richter scale while its epicenter was again at 11 kilometers in the  west-southwest.  All five quakes struck at a depth of just 5 kilometers, about three miles.

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