Seismologists cautious about tremors on Lesvos - minor damage to houses
"A little attention is needed because the fault that caused today's earthquakes is close to the big fault of Agia Paraskevi that runs through the island from one end to the other," seismology professor and head of the Geodynamic Institute, Akis Tselentis, told the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA).
Morever, little damage has been detected in houses so far due to the 4.9 magnitude earthquake that occurred in the early hours of Saturday in Mytilini.
In particular, the minor damage that has been reported has been done to houses in the villages of Pelopi and Molyvos, while damage has also been found to the church of Agia Triada in the village of Stypsi. In addition, rockslides from the slopes of the surrounding mountains have occurred on the road network in the area.
The Mayor of the area, Taxiarchis Verros reports that "the services of the Municipality are ready and communication has been made with the relevant Ministry and with Professor Efthymios Lekkas. The Seismic Risk Assessment Committee will meet in the next few hours for further information."
Attention is drawn to the seismic vibrations of the area...
The seismologists appear cautious regarding the seismic tremors that occurred in Mytilini, since as the professor of seismology and Director of the Geodynamic Institute Akis Tselentis stated in an interview he granted to ANA, "We are not 100% sure that this is the main earthquake and the time is difficult to say such a thing".
He added that "a little attention is needed because the fault that caused today's earthquakes is close to the great fault of Agia Paraskevi that runs through the island from one end to the other".