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Greek Earthquake of July 20, 1938

Nature volume 142, page 624 (01 October 1938) | Download Citation



SUDDENLY, and without any premonitory tremors, in the early morning of Wednesday, July 20, a very large area centred in northern Attica, Greece, was disturbed by a violent earthquake (see NATURE, July 30, p. 202), which did much damage to property and caused the deaths of twenty people and injuries to a hundred others. It is now possible to add some further details of this shock from a preliminary report prepared by Prof. N. Critikos, of the University of Athens, though the final conclusions will not be available for some time.

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