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Moderate earthquake strikes 40km North-West from Athens

A moderate earthquake stroke with magnitude 3.7 R forty kilometers North-West from Greek capital Athens at 9:43 a.m. on Friday morning. The epicenter was located in Villia, 19 km south of Thiva. The tremor occurred in a depth of 10 km. Although the tremor was very moderate, it was especially …

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Prosecutor launches criminal investigation on website claiming ‘9.5R earthquake in Crete’

The prosecutor of Herakleio, Crete, launched a criminal investigation and assigned the Department of  Electronic crime at Greek Police to urgently investigate the alleged claims that a very strong earthquake of 9.5 R would strike the island of Crete in August. At first stage, the Electronic Crimes Department will seek …

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Earthquake 6.6R caused soil deformation in Kos, subsidence and uplift in Kara Ada

The powerful earthquake that stroke with a magnitude of 6.6 R caused distortions of the geological morphology on the island of Kos and the small Kara Ada islet outside the port of Bodrum in Turkey. Experts from the Remote Sensing Research Team of Harokopio University in Kallithea, Athens, found out …

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Kos Earthquake: Swedish and Norwegian victims still in critical condition

Two of the victims seriously injured during the earthquake on the island of Kos on Friday are still in critical condition. The 21-year-old Swedish man injured with multiple trauma and brain bleeding remains intubated. The 23-year-old Norwegian man who underwent amputation in both legs is in the Intensive Care Unit …

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Earthquake 6.4R triggers mini tsunami, floods coastal roads in Greece and Turkey

The powerful earthquake of 6.4R that stroke the island of Kos trigger a tsunami of 70 cm height. the phenomenon has been confirmed by the director of the Geodynamics Institute of the National Observatory of Athens, Akis Tselentis, and seismologist Gerasimos Papadopoulos. The tsunami carried small fishing boats ashore. Bigger …

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Kos Earthquake 6.4R leaves two dead tourists, dozens of injured LIVE reporting

Kos earthquake: Two dead, more than 120 injured, among them 5 in critical condition. Majority of the injured are tourists. Serious damages in the port of the island of Kos after a powerful earthquake stroke with 6.4 R short after midnight. One third of the island is without electricity. No …

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The earthquake moved Lesvos 4.4cm away from Chios, seismologists say

Measurements of two geodetic stations installed on the two islands showed that the distance between Lesvos and Chios increased by 4.4 cm because of the 6.3 (6.1R) earthquake of June 12 2017. This is what Thanassis Ganas, geologist-seismologist and research director at the National Observatory in Athens claims. Speaking to …

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468,000 financial aid for infrastructure damages caused by Lesvos earthquake

Financial aid totaling 468,000 euro has been approved by the Greek Interior Ministry for the damages caused by the earthquake on June 12. The money will be allocated to the Municipality of Lesvos so that damages in the infrastructure network will be repaired. The financial aid of 300,000 euro has …

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Teenager heroine saves siblings before house collapse in Lesvos earthquake

A teenager heroine. In the first moments of panic after the powerful earthquake strikes the island of Lesvos, a 15-year-old girl puts her own safety and fears aside and saves her three underage siblings. The family house collapsed, like many other houses in the village of Vrisa. “My eldest daughter …

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Strong aftershock 5.2R rattles Lesvos; experts have declared hundreds of houses as “uninhabitable”

An earthquake with 5.2 magnitude on the Richter scale occurred in the sea area 31 km south-west of the island of Lesvos on Saturday night. It occurred in a depth of 10 km. According to reports from the island, locals reacted cool to the new powerful tremor, no damages have …

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Experts confirm “tsunami” in Plomari harbor after earthquake in Lesvos (video)

The earthquake that stroke with 6.3 R on Monday in the sea area between the islands of Lesvsos and Chios in the East Aegean Sea “caused a tsunami,” the chairman of  Greek Earthquake Planning and Protections Organization (EPPO) said on Wednesday. Speaking to website newsit.gr, Efthymios Lekkas confirmed that a …

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Vrisa: The ghost village of Lesvos after earthquake strikes with 6.3R

Vrisa in south Lesvos. A ghost village. Destruction. Despair. Nine in ten houses in the village have collapsed or suffered serious damage. The powerful earthquake that stroke with 6.3R left behind a woman dead, 15 people injured and huge material damage. “We have no future here,” a resident tells Euronews. …

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