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Earthquake rattles with 5.2 R the island of Kythera

A strong earthquake jolted with a magnitude of 5.2 on the Richter scale the island of Kythera, south of Peloponnese, on Wednesday morning. So far, there have been no reports of injuries or material damage. While some international seismic institutes gave the preliminary magnitude with 5.4-5.5 R, the Geodynamic Institute …

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Earthquake 5.4R rattles Mt Athos & Halkidiki, felt across Greece, neighboring countries

An strong earthquake struck with magnitude 5.4 on the Richter scale and rattled the Halkidiki peninsula and Mt Athos in northern Greece on Sunday. According to the Geodynamic Institute of Athens, the earthquake occurred at 13.48, its epicenter was 21 km South-South-West of Mount Athos and the focal depth 10 …

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Locals rush to the streets when earthquake strikes with 5.3R Florina, northern Greece

Hundreds of people spent the night in their cars after an earthquake struck with a magnitude of 5.3 on the Richter scale the area of Florina in western Macedonia. According to the Greek Geodynamic Institute, the earthquake occurred at 11.43 Sunday night and its epicenter was 2 km from the …

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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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Earthquake rattles with 5.4 R southern Greece, felt in Athens

An strong earthquake rattled with 5.4 on the Richter scale parts of southern Greece early on Saturday morning. The tremor occurred in the sea area between western Crete and south Peloponnese at 7:16 a.m. local time, the Athens Geodynamic Institute reported. Its focal depth was 57.6 km. Greek media reported …

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Earthquake rattles with 4.3 R Preveza in NW Greece

A moderate earthquake struck with a magnitude of 4.3 on the Richter scale the town of Preveza in Epirus in the north-west coast of Greece at 9:49 on Wednesday morning. According to Athens Geodynamic Institute, the epicenter of the earthquake was in the sea area 9 km North-West of Preveza. …

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Earthquake rattles the island of Kefalonia with 4.8 Richter

An earthquake rattled the island of Kefalonia with a magnitude of 4.8 on the Richter scale. It occurred short before 3:30 p.m on Friday afternoon. According to the Geodynamic Institute of the National Observatory of Athens, its epicenter was 17 km West of Argostoli, the capital of the island. It …

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Minor earthquake jolts Athens, particularly felt due to low focal depth

An earthquake jolted the city of Athens at 15:52 on Monday afternoon, said the National Observatory of Athens’ Geodynamic Institute. The tremor registered a 2.9 magnitude on the Richter scale 10 km northeast of Athens. The earthquake had a focal depth of 5km and was, therefore, particularly felt, however, as …

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Several tremors shake Crete; What experts say on intense seismic activity

Several earthquakes have been shaking the village of Arkalochori in central Crete on Thursday. Over ten tremors occurred, so far, with the strongest ones being 4.5 on the Richter scale. Seismologists consider the intense seismic activity  as aftershocks of the 5.8-Richter on September 27 that killed one, injured over 20 …

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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 contingency planning for Thiva must be updated,” says Greece’s top seismologist

“Seismic activity in the Thiva area has not stopped in four months now and we need to update our planning on the basis of the needs that arose on Crete,” head of the Organization for Anti-Seismic Planning and Protection (OASP) Prof. Efthymios Lekkas told state-run news agency amna on Thursday. …

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