Sunday, January 26, 2014
M6.0 earthquake Greece
This was a shallow thrust, a very destructive type, but only an M6. Nevertheless, the PGV right on top must be high.
Quite nice, hope most of the seismic energy was directed away.
This was on the outer islands, which obviously is in compression, as opposed to the famous inner islands which is all under extension. I haven't looked at the news yet, so fingers crossed it didn't do much.
Update: Minor damage, an M7.2 in 1953, up the coast, was devastating.
Update2: Now it is strike-slip along a little transform. s-s earthquakes give little PGV for an M6, although this whole thing should produce 8's. Here is a nice picture of the tectonics.