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Earthquake rattles with 5R the island of Crete

An earthquake rattled with 5 on the Richter scale the island of Crete early Sunday morning. According to Geodynamic Institute, the earthquake occurred at 7:04 and its epicenter was in the sea area 84 km south Goudoura in Lasithi, in the East of the island. Its focal depth was 8 …

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Earthquake strikes Arkalochori, Crete, with 4.5 Richter

A moderate earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale shook the town of Arkalochori on Crete at Wednesday noon. According to the Geodynamic Institute of Athens’ National Observatory that the earthquake epicenter was 10 km South-East of Arkalochori. Other seismic institutes gave the magnitude at 4.8 R. The tremor was …

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Another Earthquake strikes Crete with 5.3R after 5.7R on Wed morning (UPD)

An earthquake rattled with 5.7 on the Richter scale the island of Crete early Wednesday morning causing distress to local residents. The epicenter of the earthquake at 7:08 a.m. was in the sea area 48 km South-West of Arvi in eastern Crete and its focal depth was 42.7 km. There …

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Earthquake rattles with 5.2 R magnitude Crete; second tremor strikes with 5.4 R later

An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale rattled the island of Crete early Sunday evening, December 26, 2021. Three and a half hours later, another, stronger tremor occurred in the same area with 5.4 R. According to seismology institutes in the country, the earthquake with 5.2 Roccurred at 5:15 …

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Priest decries “trash donations” for Crete’s earthquake victims that include dirty clothes, carnival costumes

A high-ranking priest on the island of Crete decried ‘trash” donations for the victims of the Arkalochori earthquake on September 27. On his social media account, Achimandrite Agathagellos Giannakaris posted that the among the donations sent by people form different parts of the country were “dirty underwear, damaged bed-sheets, wedding …

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Crete on alert for aftershocks after 6.3R earthquake on Tuesday

Seismologists and other authorities remain on alert and warn of possible strong aftershocks after the earthquake that struck with magnitude of 6.3 Richter the island of Crete on Tuesday noon. Although the epicenter was in the sea area 23 km east of the town of Zakros on South-East Crete, material …

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Over 3,800 houses & buildings declared “uninhabitable” in earthquake hit Crete

Almost 4,000 houses, businesses and public building have been declared as “uninhabitable”, so far, in central Crete, after the earthquake that stroke with 6 R Arkalochori and the broader area on September 27. 6,000 inspections have been conducted by teams of engineers from the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transportin residences, …

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Earthquake Crete: 772 homes, 36 businesses, 6 schools declared “unsafe”

A total of 772 homes and 36 businesses in towns and villages in Crete hit by the 6 R earthquake were classified as “unsafe”. So far, engineers have inspected 995 homes and 45 professional structures, authorities said on Wednesday. Of 18 schools inspected, 12 are in good condition and 6 …

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Earthquake Crete: 20 people injured, 60% of homes & businesses collapsed or damaged

The earthquake on the island of Crete on Monday morning has, so far, left behind one dead, twenty people injured, dozens of homeless, hundreds of damaged houses and businesses and damaged infrastructure. The powerful earthquake stroke with 6 R at 9:17 on Monday morning with its epicenter being very close …

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One man killed, 11 people injured as earthquake rattles Crete with 6R

One man was killed and at least eleven people have been injured when an earthquake rattled Crete with powerful 6 on the Richter scale at 09:17 local time on Monday morning. The Geodynamics Institute of National Observatory of Athens initially gave the magnitude as 5.8R but much later it corrected …

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Four earthquakes 4.1-5.2R rattle the island of Crete

Not one, not two, but four earthquakes measuring from 4.1 to 5.2 on the Richter scale rattled the island of Crete on Monday morning. The first three tremors occurred within 40 minutes. The seismic activity started at 3:30 a.m.with 5.1R. Epicenter was 49 km north of Sitia in eastern Crete. …

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Earthquake rattles the island of Crete with 5.3 R

An earthquake measuring 5.3 on Richer scale struck in the sea area south off Crete at 7:28 p.m. on Friday evening. Its epicenter was 19 km south-west of Arvi and its focal depth 25 km. Several seismological institutes gave also different magnitudes such as 5.2R, 5.3R, 5.5R and even 5.7R. …

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Earthquake 6R causes mini tsunami in south-eastern Crete (picts, video)

The earthquake that stroke off the island of Crete with a magnitude of 6 R on Saturday afternoon caused a mini tsunami, Greek seismologists and international scientists confirmed later on the day. The slight change of the sea level was observed by local residents as withdrawal and return of the …

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Earthquakes rattle the island of Crete with 6R and 5R

A powerful earthquake rattled the island of Crete with a magnitude of 6 Richter. The earthquake stroke at 03:51 Saturday afternoon, May 2, 2020, and was followed by another strong tremor of 5R half an hour later. The epicenter of the 6R was in the sea area, 140 km south …

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Earthquake rattles with 4.4.R the island of Crete

An earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale rattled the East of Crete short after 9 o’ clock on Wednesday morning. The epicenter of the earthquake was 43 km North-East of Agios Nikolas and 8 km East of Sitia. The focal depth was 19 km. The tremor was felt in …

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