“The biggest that has ever happened in Greece” – The scenarios with 6.4 and 7.2 Richter earthquakes – 2024-04-22 00:39:59

The large exercise “Minoas”, for earthquake protection, will take place tomorrow and Tuesday in Chania and Heraklion, with Efthymis Lekka providing information on this project.

Speaking to ERT, the professor of Geology and Natural Disaster Management emphasized that this is the “biggest anti-seismic exercise that has ever taken place in Greece with the participation of all of Crete, with the participation of the central agencies. About ten ministries are involved.”

The scenario for 6.4 and 7.2 Richter

Speaking about the exercise, the president of the OASP clarified that it will take place throughout Crete, in the four Regional Units and in the 24 municipalities of Crete.

“The scenario includes two earthquakes. The first earthquake will occur on Monday after 10:00 and will be near Chania with a magnitude of 6.4. It will mainly affect the regional units of Chania and Rethymno” explained Mr. Lekkas.

As he said “on Tuesday, a second scenario will follow with an earthquake that will occur north of Heraklion, with a magnitude of around 7.2 degrees that will affect all of Crete but mainly the regional units of Heraklion and Lasithi”.

And as Mr. Lekkas stated, among others, the exercise includes 75 episodes that make up a realistic scenario.

“These are areas that may face problems during a major earthquake. It is the largest exercise that has been carried out in the Greek area. Over 100,000 – 150,000 people will take part. It includes not only the main network of the scenario and the episodes, but essentially also horizontal actions which will be developed in the ports, the airports, the fire brigade, the police, all public services, the municipalities and the 1040 schools of Crete”.

The exercise is done for preventive reasons and will be carried out in each region once a year, “so that we can be organized as a whole in Greece”, stressed the professor.

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