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Powerful Earthquake 5.5R strikes Nisyros

An earthquake of 5.5 R shook the southern Dodecanese islands of the eastern Aegean Sea at 08:03 on Tuesday morning. The epicenter of the tremor has been located 24 km west-southwest of the volcanic island of Nisyros, in the sea area by Kandelioussa islet. It had a depth of 104 …

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Seismologists warn of an “even 7R earthquake in Greece”

Greek seismologists warn of a big earthquake that might strike Greece – the country that is first in Europe and sixth in the world in terms of earthquakes frequency and energy released by eaρthquakes. Right after the powerful  6.6 R earthquake in central Italy on October 30th  and despite the …

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Fisherman shoots stunning video during Lefkada Earthquake

Spyros Kolyvas was out in the sea fishing when the earthquake measuring 6.1R occurred on Tuesday morning. Spyros grabbed his camera and shot this stunning video of masses of rocks getting detached from the cliffs and falling into the sea. Video embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube Direkt The cliffs are in …

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Powerful earthquake 6.1R hits the island of Lefkada – Two dead, 8 injuries (picts, video)

A powerful earthquake measuring 6.1 magnitude on Richter scale hit the island of Lefkada in the Ionian Sea, western Greece. The earthquake occurred at 9:10 a.m. on Tuesday morning. The earthquake occurred in a depth of 5 km and the epicenter was 23 km in the West of the island, …

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Powerful earthquake 5.3R shatters Greece

A powerful earthquake with magnitude 5.3 R shattered Greece in the early morning hours of Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at 04.09 am and its epicenter was in the sea 26 km North-West from Chalkida on the island of Euboia. It occurred in a depth of 13 km. There have been …

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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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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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