Hi GJJW, didnt feel or hear a thing in St.Annes, it must have gone the other way. lorac.
Message posted by Claire777 on 28 April 2009 at 2:26pm - IP Logged
according to Wikipedia
"Corfu is located near the Kefalonia geological fault formation and as such earthquakes are sometimes experienced. But the fact is that Corfu town and countryside has not lost its traditional architecture from 16th century to a succession of earthquakes. On 29 June, 2007, the island was struck by a medium-strength earthquake measured at 5.9 on the Richter scale, with its epicenter located undersea near Lefkimmi (34 kilometers (21 miles) southwest of the northern port city of Igoumenitsa). The quake also shook Paxoi, and some damage was reported; the main tremor occurred during evening hours and an aftershock at around 9:09 p.m. (1809 GMT) in the morning, near Paxoi."
Message posted by daveyh on 28 April 2009 at 3:13pm - IP Logged
The UK earthquake was 3.7 magnitude and centered at Ullaston in Cumbria (lake district).
Corfu or more specifically Greece is on a fault. It suffers from numerous earthquakes every year; luckily most are small. Corfu itself could feel the recent bad eathquakes on Italy.
Message posted by blueyes on 28 April 2009 at 3:49pm - IP Logged
In 1953 a major quake devestated the southern ionian islands of Kefalonia and Zakynthos but Corfu seems to have escaped that one, probably because although it is in the same group of islands it is considerably to the north.
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