The placement on the earth of the Greek island of Zakynthos has changed, literally, following a massive earthquake that shook the island on Friday, October 26.
Researchers observed the island’s new position, which is 3 centimeters different that its pre-earthquake position. The analysis was made by radar imaging Satellite in space that share precise information with computers on earth.
Dr Athanassios Ganas from the Geodynamics Institute of the Athens National Observatory told the Athens-Macedonian News Agency that no vertical movement had been detected, only horizontal.
The earthquake struck 50 kilometers off the coast of Zakynthos.
The island’s port and a 15th century monastery on a tiny nearby island were damaged, but no injuries were reported.
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