I managed to sleep through that one, though my friends in Gardelades felt it and said it was very strong. Their child woke up in a panic and they thought about having to make a run for it in the car!There was also a lot of underground rumbling during last night, but we thought it might be caused by something at the submarine base.
Are we going to have a strong earthquake- I don't know, but it is worth thinking what you should do in case it does happen!We have moved our bed to the opposite side of the room, as the place where our heads are usually backs onto the mountain behind us, and we have lots of stones coming down from the mountainside at the moment.Better safe than sorry!
Perhaps we should all pray to St Spiridon to protect us. Do feel that someone is going to kop it with a big quake though!
We felt a long, strong tremor in town at ten past one this afternoon (Tuesday 25th). We had just got into the car when there was a close strike of lightning and a deep rumble of thunder that shook the ground. But as the thunder stopped the ground continued to move the car for a good ten seconds longer.
I have lived here for ten years. I have never known so much seismic activity, one tremor after the other. In summer 2003 we had a very strong tremor in Palaiokastritsa that shook doors windows and floors. The light bulb swung till it was almost touching the ceiling on either side
In 1995 we had a strong tremor in town in the winter that made the whole four storey building sway, it lasted about 15 seconds, and the children in the school where I worked were terrified. They had been taught to stand under the door frame, or go under the desks, which they did.