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        :-/ Does anyone know if there was an earthquake here last night?

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                Latsida
                You beat me to it by a couple of minutes http://www.geophysics.geol.uoa.gr/stations/maps/recent.html

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                    I thought it was the raki!

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                        Thanks Latsida and Peebee for the links. It seems there was a quake but in Attiki. Bit surprised that I would have been woken up by tremours from this when it was 2.something! The time was right just before 1am.

                        Yes Kat, that was my worry I hadn’t had any raki! ;D;D;;D;D Plot and losing it came to mind.;)

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                            Just at the moment I think this link is more important to anybody living on Crete don’t you?!

                            http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2200859/Giant-balloon-magma-inflating-Greek-island-cause-eruption-60-years.html

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                                    The paper, from the Geoscience Journal, whilst highlighting the buildup of magma, actually concludes that:

                                    "The team calculate that the amount of molten rock that has arrived beneath Santorini in the past year is the equivalent of about 10-20 years growth of the volcano. But this does not mean that an eruption is about to happen: in fact the rate of earthquake activity has dropped off in the past few months."

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                                        ”The phenomenon of magma flux took part mainly between January 2011 and April 2012,” the local council said in a statement.

                                        So up until 4 months ago, there was significant activity.

                                        ”Since then, intense micro-seismic activity accompanying the magma flux is in full decline,” the council said.

                                        ”Any concern regarding the behaviour of the Santorini volcano is unfounded,” the statement said, adding that teams of scientists were constantly monitoring its activity.

                                        Teams of which scientists? Greek ones? Do they come in teams then?

                                        We’ll all just have to wait and see won’t we? Just as I have read the paper to discover this news, Latsida and Kephalian have done so to contradict it – so with the Greek spin on everything being just dandy (the cynic in me says "well we don’t want to disrupt tourism any more than it has been") we will just have to sit back and see who got it right the Greek scientists or the "other" scientists :D

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                                            http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=284984

                                            There was quite a big earthquake early this morning.

                                            5.6 or 5.4 depending on which site you look at.

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                                                There was most certainly an earthquake this morning at 6.30am. Not sure what magnitude but it shook our house for a good 15 seconds or more.

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                                                    Hi Fowles are Greek Scientists less credible than other scientists then  :o

                                                    I was just pointing out that it was the Mail’s reporting and as anyone who follows Tabloid Watch will know it is not always accurate  ;)
                                                    http://tabloid-watch.blogspot.gr/

                                                    I did not notice a thing but then I rarely surface before 11am ;)
                                                    http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_12/09/2012_460852

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                                                        I too felt the earth move at about 6.30 am – and not in a nice way.  :)  Bit scary.

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                                                            2A2732352F2227460 wrote: Hi Fowles are Greek Scientists less credible than other scientists then

                                                            I didn’t mention the credibility of anybody Latsida – just asked if Greek scientists came in teams, as I have never seen them – have you?

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                                                                There are several teams (team= 3-10 people), including those from the Institute for Geology and Mineral Exploration in Athens, Dept of Geology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. As well Santorini is continuously monitored by a team at the Geodynamic Institute of the National Observatory of Athens. Part of my job (a small part) is monitoring seismic impact on the geology of archaeological sites in Crete, so in that capacity I have met several of my Greek colleagues at conferences etc.

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                                                                    "Just as I have read the paper to discover this news,"

                                                                    the article was of great interest but after the first few headline catching sentences it reports that

                                                                    "The geological record of the island over the past million years reveals an extensive history of eruptions, with the most recent occurring in 1950.
                                                                    But despite being dormant for over half a century, satellites have detected the slight movements.
                                                                    Scientists say that the movements do not mean an eruption is about to happen.
                                                                    The rate of earthquake activity has dropped off in the past few months."

                                                                    Fowles wrote
                                                                    " just asked if Greek scientists came in teams, as I have never seen them – have you?"
                                                                    not sure but I have met Kephalian does that count? ;)

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                                                                        23292723312D3621440 wrote: As well Santorini is continuously monitored by a team at the Geodynamic Institute of the National Observatory of Athens.

                                                                        This is truly fantastic news Kephalian because you could probably get up to date and accurate information from these colleagues on the situation in Santorini on a daily basis, if they are continuously monitoring. Perhaps you could let us all know what you find out from the "horses mouth" instead of reading all the rubbish in the Mail etc?

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