I would imagine that this particular area would be prone to earthquakes. Its right along the line where the African and Eurasian tectonic plates meet
and indeed, the African plate is moving northeastward towards that region of Greece and Turkey where most of these earthquakes seem to be occuring.
I would guess that this is the cause and that they are common.
Just to stray off-topic for a mo' here, but what the heck was the 'biological disaster' that occurred today (12/09/2008 - 15:41:35) and plugging in
the coordinates (N 52° 12.158, W 2° 11.986) to GE shows a crosshair location in someone's front-garden in a surburban area
edit to add: the link to the site shows no other information regarding nature/casualties/etc, only a 'level 2' event
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