RFA Operations since 1905
1928 Corinth Earthquake
On 22 April 1928 19:59 UTC, at 38 N, 23.5 E, depth 29 km, with a magnitude of 5.25, Aegean Sea, near the eastern shore of Greece. A catastrophic earthquake preceded by a strong shock an hour earlier, took place on the Isthmus of Corinth. 3,000 houses were destroyed and 20 people were killed in Corinth and Loutraki (not a single building remained intact in the latter). 15,000 inhabitants were left homeless.
According to data of the international Red Cross, the material damage was estimated at between 300 to 600 million drachmae. The sea level rose suddenly in the port of Karistos in the south of the island of Euboea.
Later the same day at 20:13:46 UTC, at 38 N, 23 E a further earth quake struck the region with a magnitude of 6.3 and with further casualties.
The following RFA was dispatched to Corinth with humanitarian aid: -