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Rockslides in Navagio shipwreck beach after 6.8R Zakynthos earthquake (video)

Aerial footage posted by local media Ionian TV on October 30 shows the damage at the Navagio shipwreck beach after a 6.8R earthquake stroke the island of Zakynthos on Friday, October 26, 2018. Geology Professor and head of Greek Earthquake Planning and Protection Organization, Efthymios Lekkas, said from the first …

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Aftershocks of 5.3R, 4.1R and 4.3R jolt Zakynthos on Tuesday

Strong aftershocks have  been jolting the island of Zakynthos in the last hours. An earthquake measuring 5.3 on Richter scale occurred early Tuesday morning. The powerful tremor occurred at 4:59 a.m. and it epicenter was 48 km South-West of the island. The earthquake followed a tremor of 4.1R that occurred …

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Earthquake shifted the island of Zakynthos at least 3cm South-West

The 6.8R earthquake on 25. October shifted the island of Zakynthos at least three centimeters South-West. This is what Research Director at the Geological Institute of the National Observatory in Athens, Athanasios Ganas told state news agency amna and other media on Monday. Digital processing and analysis of radar images …

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Video shows how tsunami waves reached Italy 40 min after Zakynthos earthquake

An impressive video shows how the tsunami waves triggered by the 6.8R earthquake in Zakynthos reached the shores of  Italy in just 40 minutes. It reached the shores of South Peloponnese in just 25 minutes, with the waves reaching a height of 20 cm. The tsunami waves reached the sea …

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Rockslides at shipwreck beach Navagio due to Zakynthos earthquake

The 6.8R earthquake that stroke the island of Zakynthos early Friday morning has caused new rockslides  at famous shipwreck beach Navagio that attracts thousands of tourists every year. The impact of earthquake to the beach was revealed by Efthymios Lekkas, Geology Professor and head of the Greek Earthquake Panning and …

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Three reasons Zakynthos survived 6.8R earthquake with minor damages

The powerful earthquake that hit the island of Zakynthos with 6.8R in the early morning hours of Friday had surprisingly few damages. Despite its force, there were no casualties and “no injuries” as the mayor told media Friday noon, several hours after the earthquake. Some old uninhabited houses and buildings …

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Zakynthos Shipwreck Navagio Beach opens to public again under restrictions

Famous Navagio beach, the Zakynthos shipwreck, was opened to public again, a week after a rockfall on the left side of the shipwreck forced its closure. The opening of the shipwreck beach is under certain restrictions though. According to state broadcaster ERT, the port authorities lifted the ban on Zakynthos …

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Zakynthos Shipwreck beach closed until ‘further notice’. What’s next?

Thousands of tourists will be able to admire the famous Zakynthos Shipwreck from afar after Port Authorities forbade both anchoring of boats and swimming in the area following the cliff collapse on Thursday. Port Authorities on the island of Zakynthos have issued a decision forbidding the sailing of and anchoring …

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Tourists narrowly escape death as cliff collapses at Zakynthos shipwreck (videos)

People narrowly escapes death when the cliff collapses at the beach of Zakynthos shipwreck on Thursday morning. Three people sitting on a boat seem to escape the rock slide in the last moment. A woman tries to hold on an overturned boat. A man tries to reach her but nature …

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Zakynthos shipwreck: Landslide overturns boats, injures tourists

A landslide in the area of the famous  Zakynthos shipwreck has overturned boats and injured tourists who were visiting the iconic site. So far, reports about injuries and possible missing tourists are conflicting with media to speak of one to three injured tourists. +++According to latest information (01:30 pm): A …

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Zakynthos police seizes 14760 bulbs of laughing gas stored in …

Zakynthos police has found and seized a total of 14,760 bulbs with laughing gas. The illegal stuff was packed in 41 boxes. Each box contained 360 bulbs. The boxes were stored in a remote warehouse in Ammoudi area in the east of the island. Police reportedly followed information given by …

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Zakynthos authorities dismiss UK teens claims “hospitalized with booze poisoning”

Claims by young British tourists that they were massively poisoned by methanol-laced alcohol and were hospitalized are “fake news” authorities on the island of Zakynthos (Zante) told Greek media on Monday. Although aware of some problems with tourism on the island, locals speak of defamation attempts. “This is a lie, …

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Sailing boat with 8 on board sinks after damaged by fire in Laganas Bay, Zakynthos

British-flagged sailing boat “PADMA” sank in the early morning hours of Friday in the bay of Laganas of the island of Zakynthos. A fire that broke out had previously almost completely burned down the boat. All eight foreign passengers on board were rescued.  As soon as the fire broke out …

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Zakynthos: Thomas Cook passengers experience “hell on earth” in plane without air con (video)

More than two hundred passengers on a flight from Zakynthos (Zante) to London experienced the hell on earth, a living nightmare, at the airport of the Ionian Sea island. 214 passengers of Thomas Cook Flight MH1805 had to stay on the ground for three hours in a plane without air …

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Gift of appreciation: Expats donate boots to fire fighters on Zakynthos

A great gift of appreciation for hardworking fire fighters. Expats, tourists and locals on the island of Zakynthos raised donations and bought 92 pairs of brand new boots which they gave to the local fire department.   Thousands of acres of forest land were burned down last summer, due to …

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Moderate earthquakes strike Zakynthos, Crete, Patras and Sporades in less than

Greece is showing an intense seismic activity on Thursday with four earthquakes to have struck Zakynthos, Crete, Patras and Sporades in less than ten hours. The tremors caused concern among locals, however, Greek seismologists appear reassuring. The first tremor occurred at 1:45 Thursday morning with a magnitude of 4.8 R. …

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