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KYRIAKI AIVALIOTI
B’1
 The Big Earthquake of Thessaloniki noted Tuesday,
June 20, 1978 at 11:03 p.m., centered 35
kilometers east-northeast of the city of
Thessaloniki, in the village Athletics situated
between lakes Koronia and Volvi.
GENERAL INFORMATION
 Seismic activity started on May 8, 1978 with those of the
strongest pre-earthquake May 23 with a size of 5.8
Richter and June 19 with a size of 5.3 Richter. The main
earthquake of June 20 was magnitude 6.5 on the
Richter scale, had a focal depth of 10 km, duration 10
seconds and was felt throughout northern Greece,
Yugoslavia and Bulgaria. He was the first to hit big city
in Greece and is considered the largest seismic activity
in the surrounding area since 1932, when there was an
earthquake of Ierissos in Chalkidiki. [2] This was
followed also series of powerful aftershocks with larger
that of July 5, 1978, size 5 Moved Richter with epicenter
west of Lake Koronia in 7,0 - 10,0 km from the town.
GENERAL INFORMATION
 The size of the damage caused was estimated at
VIII (8) in 12-point scale Merkali, it was
"devastating." Also caused a total of 49 human
deaths [3], of which most (37) were eight-storey
apartment building that collapsed tenants Square
Hippodrome. 220 people were injured and
thousands left homeless around the prefecture of
Thessaloniki. The material damage, but they were
restored soon, reached EUR 1.2 billion at current
prices. [4]
GENERAL INFORMATION
 They identified a total of 3,170 (4.5%) buildings with
serious and dangerous lesions (red), 13 918
(21.0%) buildings with medium or small lesions
(yellow) and 49 071 (74.5%) buildings undamaged
(green ). Tin help earthquake victims took the
Y.A.S.V.E. (Earthquake Rehabilitation Service of
Northern Greece). They found extensive damage to
the city's monuments (Rotunda, impalpable, etc.)
due more to the deterioration of existing damage
from decades or centuries.
The earthquake of 1978
The earthquake of 1978
The earthquake of 1978
The earthquake of 1978

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The earthquake of 1978

  • 2.  The Big Earthquake of Thessaloniki noted Tuesday, June 20, 1978 at 11:03 p.m., centered 35 kilometers east-northeast of the city of Thessaloniki, in the village Athletics situated between lakes Koronia and Volvi.
  • 3. GENERAL INFORMATION  Seismic activity started on May 8, 1978 with those of the strongest pre-earthquake May 23 with a size of 5.8 Richter and June 19 with a size of 5.3 Richter. The main earthquake of June 20 was magnitude 6.5 on the Richter scale, had a focal depth of 10 km, duration 10 seconds and was felt throughout northern Greece, Yugoslavia and Bulgaria. He was the first to hit big city in Greece and is considered the largest seismic activity in the surrounding area since 1932, when there was an earthquake of Ierissos in Chalkidiki. [2] This was followed also series of powerful aftershocks with larger that of July 5, 1978, size 5 Moved Richter with epicenter west of Lake Koronia in 7,0 - 10,0 km from the town.
  • 4. GENERAL INFORMATION  The size of the damage caused was estimated at VIII (8) in 12-point scale Merkali, it was "devastating." Also caused a total of 49 human deaths [3], of which most (37) were eight-storey apartment building that collapsed tenants Square Hippodrome. 220 people were injured and thousands left homeless around the prefecture of Thessaloniki. The material damage, but they were restored soon, reached EUR 1.2 billion at current prices. [4]
  • 5. GENERAL INFORMATION  They identified a total of 3,170 (4.5%) buildings with serious and dangerous lesions (red), 13 918 (21.0%) buildings with medium or small lesions (yellow) and 49 071 (74.5%) buildings undamaged (green ). Tin help earthquake victims took the Y.A.S.V.E. (Earthquake Rehabilitation Service of Northern Greece). They found extensive damage to the city's monuments (Rotunda, impalpable, etc.) due more to the deterioration of existing damage from decades or centuries.