posted on Jan, 8 2006 @ 09:33 AM
I am sure you all know about the magnitude 6.7 quake that took place in Greece today.
According to the European Mediterranean Seismological Center the following image
shows the location of the epicenter of the quake:
Seismic activity has increased. That´s a fact we all agree.
If we look carefully to the area where this last strong quake has taken place, we will be able to see that it is a place where different plates come
together: the Eurasian Plate, the Turkish Plate, the African Plate and the Aegan Plate. See next image provided by
On the other hand, we have several different volcanoes located nearby the epicenter of the quake: Kos, Methana, Milos, Mysyros, Santorini, Yali...
"It was a very powerful quake which shook all of Greece. There have been dozens of aftershocks, four with a magnitude of 5," said institute
head Giorgos Stavrakakis. "The quake occurred deep undersea and that's what saved us."
CNN full story
Therefore, from the information above, my question is:
Do you think this quake has been caused by the movements of the plates or do you expect a volcano eruption this year in the area?
Thank you for your answers.