Thursday, February 14, 2008

Southern Greece Struck by Magnitude-6.7 Earthquake

By Harry Papachristou
Feb. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Southern Greece was hit by a magnitude-6.7 earthquake, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
The temblor hit today at 12:09 p.m. local time, and struck at a depth of 30 kilometers, about 230 kilometers (143 miles) southwest of Athens, the agency said.
The epicenter was under the sea, west of the Peloponnese peninsula in southern Greece, Gerassimos Houliaras, a seismologist at the Athens Observatory, said today in an interview on state Net television channel.

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