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Three tremors 5.3R, 5.2R, 4R strike Greece within just a couple of minutes

Three powerful tremors shook Greece short after 1 a.m. early Tuesday and were felt in broader parts of the country. According to European‑Mediterranean Seismological Center preliminary magnitude of  the first tremor at 1:05 am was 5.3 R. The second tremor at 1:09 am is given with 5.2 R and the …

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Moderate Eartquake 4.7R in Aegean Sea, north of Andros island

A moderate earthquake with magnitude 4.8 R occurred short after 7 p.m on Friday, June 27th 2014. Epicenter was in the Aegean Sea, 47 nautical miles north of the island of Andros in Cyclades group. The depth was 10 km. The tremor was felt in some suburbs of Athens and …

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Kefalonia: more than 1,000 aftershocks >2R as number of homeless increases

An aftershock measuring 4.2R rocked the island of Kefalonia on Tuesday evening as thousands of residents were preparing to spend the night in tents, cars and buses. According to Greek media, 5,000 people are estimated to have to spend the days and nights away from homes as they were damaged …

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UPD Powerful earthquake 5.7R rocks again Kefalonia, 16 injuries (video, pcts)

A week after the powerful 6R, another strong tremor rocked the island of Kefalonia with 5.7 R causing panic to the residents and serious damages to already damaged buildings and infrastructure. The earthquake occurred at 5:08 a.m. Monday morning and had the same epicenter as the one on January 26th …

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Merkel’s “twin sister” lives in earthquake-hit Kefalonia

It needed an earthquake to find the allegedly long-lost twin sister of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The lady from Kefalonia appeared on the television screen during a report broadcast by the Greek Public Television (DT). Video: the woman thanks all institutions who rushed to provide relief to the earthquake-hit residents. …

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Greek gov’t relief measures: €600 for homes damaged by Kefalonia earthquake

Greek government announced a series of emergency measures to meet basic needs of residents of Kefalonia, hit by a powerful earthquake on Sunday. To start with, the government will disburse directly 100,000 euro to the municipality of Kefalonia and another 100,000 euro to municipality of Ithaki in order to cover …

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UPD Kefalonia earthquake: ferries to provide accommodation, ‘state of emergency’ (pics)

Two ferries will provide temporary accommodation to earthquake-hit residents who cannot return to their homes due to damages. “Superfast XI” with 700 beds already arrived, “Eleftherios Venizelos” with 1,300 beds is expected to reach Kefalonia within the next hours. According to Interior Minister Yiannis Michelakis already 500 people have sought …

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Greece: earthquake 4.9R in Istiaia shakes Athens

A powerful tremor shook  Athens, although the epicenter of the earthquake was 116 km North-East from the Greek capital, in Istiaia, in Euboea. The tremor measured 4.9 on the Richter scale and occurred at 8:09 p.m. local time. Epicentre: Oraioi between Istiaia and Aidipsos The tremor was originally given as …

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UPD: Powerful Earthquake 6.3R jolts Crete (video)

A powerful earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale jolted the Western of Crete on Saturday afternoon. The earthquake occurred at 4:11 p.m. on Saturday in the sea area 63 km western of Chania and 23 km below the sea surface. According to  Greek  Geodynamic Institute, the earthquake had a magnitude of 6.3R, …

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Awesome news: new island emerges off-shore of Pakistan after earthquake

It has absolutely nothing to do with Greece. But I find this news really awesome! That a new island emerged from the sea after an earthquake. Below a BBC story on the island that emerged off shore of Pakistan! Footage shows people flocking to see the new island, which oceanographer …

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Two Eathquakes 4.6R & 5.1R in Amfiklia shake Athens

measuring 4.6 R occurred at 5:49 p.m. local time. The epicentre was in Amfiklia, 24 km south-west of Atalanti and 32 km south-east of Larisa in Fthiotida area. The earthquake depth was 10 km. Short time after, at 6:01 pm a stronger tremor of 5.1R had almost at the same depth and  the …

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16,800 swim strokes away…

I do 10 strokes per 15 seconds. That is 40 strokes per minute. I swim one hour every day. Considering that I keep a steady rhythm, pace  and speed I do 2,400 strokes per day. I am not a quick swimmer and my technique could be judged as ‘below average’. …

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Earthquake 4.4R rattles Athens

An earthquake with magnitude 4.4 on the Richter scale shook the broader Attica region. The tremor occurred at o4:56 in the morning and lasted 2 to 3 seconds. According to Geodynamic Institute of Athens Observatory, the epicenter was 4 km SE of Pikermi and 22 km East of Athens. It …

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Earthquake jolts Crete with magnitude 5.2 R

An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale jolted Crete at 2:46 p.m. on Saturday. The epicenter was in the sea 57 km south of Agia Galini and 10 km south-east of Gavdos island. The depth is estimated to be 27 km. The earthquake lasted several seconds. No injuries or …

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