What does the president of OASP, Efthymios Lekkas, say?
A magnitude 5.2 earthquake occurred on Saturday morning in Crete.
The Geodynamic Institute of the National Observatory of Athens announced that today, at 07:13 Greek time, the seismological network recorded a 5.2-magnitude earthquake in the sea off Crete.
The epicenter of the tremor was located in the sea area 30 km south-southeast of the town of Zakros, in the prefecture of Lasithi.
Lekkas: “Same epicenter as the great October earthquake”
The president of OASP Efthymios Lekkas appeared reassuring about the earthquake, who explained that the tremor was in a marine environment far enough from Ierapetra and there is no cause for concern.
“Essentially, one can say that it is an aftershock of the big earthquake that happened months ago in south-eastern Crete again in the same area”, he emphasized speaking on SKAI 100.3 radio.
As he explained to enikos.gr, today’s earthquake has the same epicenter as the 6.3 magnitude earthquake that occurred in mid-October, but it is not related to the earthquake in Arkalochori.
Finally, he ruled out the possibility of being connected to the earthquake in Samos, saying that these are completely different environments and context.