2008 Dodecanese earthquake

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2008 Dodecanese earthquake
2008 Dodecanese earthquake is located in Greece
2008 Dodecanese earthquake
Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki
Athens
Athens
Date 15 July 2008 (2008-07-15)
Origin time 03:26:35 UTC [1]
Magnitude 6.4 Mw [1]
Depth 52 km (32 mi) [1]
Epicenter 35°56′N 27°49′E / 35.93°N 27.81°E / 35.93; 27.81Coordinates: 35°56′N 27°49′E / 35.93°N 27.81°E / 35.93; 27.81 [1]
Areas affected Greece
Max. intensity VII (Very strong) [2]
Casualties 1 [3][4]

The 2008 Dodecanese earthquake occurred near Kattavia on the island of Rhodes in the eastern Mediterranean Sea on 15 July. The quake struck at 06:26 a.m. local time (UTC+3) and one woman was killed when she slipped and fell as she tried to flee her home.[3] However, the earthquake did not cause any major damage.[3][5] The earthquake was felt across the entire eastern Mediterranean, as far west as Libya, and inland as far as Damascus.[4]

There was a significant aftershock the next day, 16 July, at 02:52 a.m. local time, which resulted in additional injuries.[6] The aftershock was rated 4.8 Mw[7][8]

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