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Large sinkhole opens after strong earthquakes hit Greece

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A large sinkhole opened up on October 22, 2016, 30 km (18 miles) west of the city of Ioannina in western Greece. Experts believe the hole was caused by a series of earthquakes which started last week.

The sinkhole is estimated to have a depth of 20 – 30 meters (65 – 100 feet) and an overall surface area of around 200 m2 (2 152 ft2). The area is right next to a pen and a rural road. Nobody was injured, authorities said.

Sinkhole forms near Ioannina, Greece after strong earthquake - October 22, 2016

Image courtesy Ioannina Fire Department

People from the surrounding areas who came to see the crater said they had never seen such a geological phenomenon before, Athens-Macedonian News Agency reported.

On October 14, Ioannina was hit by a M5.4 earthquake on the Richter scale and was followed by hundreds of aftershocks.

Continuing seismicity and landslides in the region are expected to continue.

Featured image credit: Ioannina Fire Department

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