Sunday, January 06, 2008

Shaking news

This morning I woke up to news that a powerful earthquake hit Greece less than 12 hours after our departure (although I doubt the two were related hehe). The earthquake measured 6.5 on the Richter scale and was centered in the sea near Leonidio, a pretty little town on the coast of Arcadia - not far from where we were just two days ago.

Apparently it lasted a good 40 seconds (my cousin said two minutes, but I think she may be exaggerating somewhat) and was felt in Athens and all over southern Greece.

Currently there are no serious damages or injuries reported. Phew!


Kathy said...

As ta filenada.It was pretty scary and I wasn't even close to the epicentre.My bed shook and believe me it wasn't the good kind of shaking if you get my drift:-)
Luckily it didn't hit land otherwise the situation would have been tragic to say the least. We haven't had a 6.5 earthquake since 1940something and that destroyed the whole village.

Betty C. said...

YIkes! That's a pretty shaky one. Did you know I'm from earthquake country too? Not in France, but my hometown in Washington State USA. I always hope there won't be one when I'm home visiting in the USA.

Daniel B. said...

Just like you to leave trouble in your wake!!

ShadowFalcon said...

wow that is scary!

Tinsie said...

@ Kathy: I suppose all's well that ends well. At least there were no injuries, which is the main thing.

@ Betty: I know the feeling. I'm the same, and thankfully so far I've managed to avoid them. Fingers crossed and all that.

@ Daniel: How can you say that? I'm quiet as a mouse me ;-)

@ Shadowfalcon: It's a long time since I've experienced it, but from what I recall, 6.5 on the Richter scale feels pretty scary indeed!