The catastrophic earthquake that hit the metropolitan area of Athens, Greece on 7 September, 1999 at 11:56:50.5 GMT has already been considered as the most important earthquake event in the modern history of Greece. In fact, it is the first moderate-to-strong shock (Ms = 5.9) ever reported to have occurred at such a small epicentral distance (D ≈ 18 km) from the historical center of the city and the first shock in the long history of Athens to cause casualties within its urban area. About 100 buildings collapsed, causing 143 casualties, while another 800 were injured. Search and...

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