Wednesday, 27 February 2008
Small Earthquake - Not Many Dead
I was awake at around 1am this morning when everything shook. It was rather disconcerting - such events are very rare here (this was the biggest one in quarter of a century). According to ERT the earthquake measured 4.7 on the Richter scale, with the epicentre near Grimsby (a delapidated fishing town on the East coast). Apparently there are few reports of casualties or damage (one man injured his leg when a chimney collapsed).
Earthquakes were at the time really newsworthy because they are detected around the world almost instantly, whereas most news took weeks to get from some parts of the world. These days almost every quake however small seems to get reported by ERT (The Greek state broadcaster).
I'll obviously keep you updated as events unfold...