Strong earthquake hits Greece
Posted by Greeka.com on 09 Jun 2008
At yesterday afternoon an earthquake of 6.5 Richter scale was noted, focused 205 km west of Athens, at the area of Andravida. The quake had a relatively small focal depth (10 km) but a quite long duration.
The earthquake was sensed on a very big region, particularly in the city of Patras and the surroundings. Two people lost their lives because of the natural phenomenon: a 55 year old who was buried under by the collapse of an old roof and an 80 year old who was injured but had a heart failure during her transportation to the hospital.
A total of 90 injured persons were transferred to the hospital, of which 6 stayed and the rest left after the first aid was given.