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Earthquake 5.3R strikes Galaxidi, shakes half Greece

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An earthquake measuring 5.3R occurred at 12:48 Saturday noon with its epicenter in Galaxidi at the Gulf of Corinth. Although of moderate power, the earthquake was felt almost in half Greece as well as in Athens, 130 km East from the epicenter. The epicenter was 8 km West-South-West from the …

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Greece’s seismologists at war over prediction for “major earthquake 6+R”

A fierce war has broken out among Greek seismologists after one of them told a private television station that an earthquake measuring over 6 R could occur in the next two months. It was on Tuesday, when the director of the Athens Observatory Geodynamic Institute, Akis Tselentis, told ANT1 that …

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Power cuts, material damages as 5.2R strike Preveza, West Greece

Power cuts in several parts of the city of Preveza have taken place, hours after an earthquake measuring 5.2R stroke at 4:26 a.m. on Tuesday. The people jumped out of their beds, items fell down in households and shops. The tremor reportedly caused cracks in some old houses, while plaster …

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Two earthquakes rattle Karpathos, following 4.4R off Zakynthos

Two earthquakes within three minutes rattled the island of Karpathos in the South Aegean Sea Friday noon. The tremors occurred hours after another earthquake had stroke the island of  Zakynthos in the Ionian. The first earthquake stroke Karpathos with 4.1R at 12:29. Three minutes later, at 12:32, the second one …

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Earthquake strikes Rhodes with 5.4R, felt in broader East Mediterranean Sea

An earthquake measuring 5.4 R stroke the island of Rhodes and surrounding areas at 4:30 Thursday afternoon, January 24th 2019. Please, note that several seismologic institutes give different magnitude from 5R to 5.5R. The Greek Geo-dynamic Institute gives the magnitude with 5.4R. The epicenter of the tremor was in the …

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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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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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Earthquake jolts Central Greece with 5.2 R magnitude UPD picts

An earthquake with 5.2 R rattled Central Greece and had residents rushing out of their homes on Friday morning. The earthquake occurred at 10:12 a.m. on 31. August 2018. Its epicenter is located in Argithea, especially in the triangle of Drakotrypa – Pefkofyto-Oxya. in the mountain area West of Lake …

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Two earthquakes rattle Samos island and the eastern Aegean Sea

An earthquake with magnitude 4.5 on the Richter scale occurred at 11:10 on Thursday morning. Epicenter was the beach of Marathokampos in the south of the island of Samos in the Eastern Aegean Sea. The earthquake had a debt of 10 km. Two hours earlier, at 9:44 a tremor with …

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Earthquake tremors rattle Ioannina in Western Greece

Three earthquake tremors rattled the Prefecture of Ioannina and some area in Epirus in Western Greece on Wednesday morning. The first earthquake with magnitude 4.2 R occurred at 09:49 a.m. with epicenter 13km North-West of the city of Ioannina in the area between Kalpaki and Zitsa. The earthquake had a …

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Earthquake 4.2 R strikes Thessaloniki, Northern Greece, just hours after 5.5R in the South

Three hours after the powerful earthquake off Pylos in South Peloponnese, another tremor stroke Thessaloniki, in the North of the country. The Earthquake had a magnitude of 4.2 R and its epicenter was located between villages Askos and Evaggelismos, 30 km North-East of Thessaloniki. The earthquake occurred at 11:21 a.m. …

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Earthquake 5.5R strikes off Pylos, SW Peloponnese

A powerful earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale stroke in the sea area off Pylos in South-West Peloponnese at 08:15 on Monday morning, June 25, 2018. The epicenter is located  34 km South-West of Pylos, 28km SW of Methoni 75 km West of Kalamata and 170 km South of …

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Earthquake with magnitude 4.6 R rattles South Peloponnese

An earthquake with magnitude 4.6 on the Richer scale occurred at 11:52 Tuesday morning, June 5 2018,  in South Peloponnese.e The epicenter was in the sea of  the Gulf of Lakonia, 35 km West of Neapoli and 21 km South of Gytheio. Due to low depth at 5 km, the …

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Earthquake 4.1 R strikes Athens, felt all across Attica prefecture

An earthquake occurred ten minutes before Tuesday midnight 29 km North-East of Athens. Despite the moderate magnitude the tremor was felt all over the Attica prefecture due to a low depth. Initial measurements gave the magnitude as 3.8 R, it was later corrected to 4.2 and finally to 4.1 R. …

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Earthquake 4.7 R rattles the Cyclades and the Dodecanese

An earthquake measuring 4.7 on Richer scale stroke the South Aegean Sea at 06:56 p.m. on Tuesday and rattled the islands of the Cyclades group and the Dodecanese. The epicenter was in the sea area 21 km North-West off the island of Astypalaia and South-East off the island of Amorgos. …

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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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15 aftershocks in Athens after 4.5R earthquake. What seismologists say

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Fifteen aftershocks measuring from 1.3 to 2.9 on the Richter scale occurred in the area of Stamata in North-East Athens in the next twelve hours, after the 4.5R that stroke short after 10 p.m. with a powerful tremor due to the focal depth of just 5 km. The earthquake does …

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Earthquake 4.5R rattles Athens, causes concern among residents due to powerful tremor

A strong earthquake stoke Greek capital Athens a few minutes after 10:00 p.m. Monday.  The tremor was powerful and of some duration and caused concern among residents of Athens and the suburbs. Preliminary estimations refer to 4.5 R. The epicenter of the earthquake was 28 km North-East of the Greek …

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