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107 tornadoes and waterspouts recorded in Greece in 2018

A total of 107 vortices (whirlwinds and waterspouts) have been recorded in Greece in 2018, with three of them to have caused significant damage in Halkidiki and Crete, the weather service meteo of the National Observatory in Athens revealed on Friday. Meteo reported eight whirlwinds (a vortex on the land) …

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Samos: Powerful storm, impressive pictures by local photographer

One of the stongest storms of the last years stroke the island of Samos on Saturday night. The powerful phenomenon not only caused power cuts and problems in the road network. It also created an impressive scenery that local photographer Manolis Thravalos captured with his camera. “Thousands of lightnings turned …

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Greece Weather skips Autumn, goes from Late Summer to Early Winter

It looks as if Greece’s weather has skipped autumn this year temperature-wise. Still last week temperatures in Greece reached up to 26 and 27 degrees Celsius, calm waters and full sunshine. This week, however, temperatures are forecast to dramatically drop and bring “early winter.” According to meteorologists, temperatures are expected …

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Northern Aegean seabed conceals 19 active seismic faults, scientists say

The seabed of the Aegean Sea between the islands of Skyros, Lesvos and Aghios Efstratios conceals 19 active seismic faults measuring over seven kilometres each, which can generate strong earthquakes from 6.1 to 7.4 Richter. Eight of them can also cause strong quakes over 7.0 on the Richter scale. According …

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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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Halkidiki: Homes evacuated in Sarti due to wildfire out of control

Homes and summerhouses have been evacuated in Sarti resort in Sithonia peninsula, Halkidiki, after a wildfire got out of control. The fire broke out in a difficult to access forest area in Platanitsi at 6 o’ clock Thursday morning. Due to the strong blowing wind, it soon got out of …

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EU Parliament adopted ban of single-use plastic, balloons “rescued” (poll)

The European Parliament voted to ban single-use plastic. With an overwhelming majority of 571 votes vs 53 against,  MEPs backed the proposal aiming to reduce the estimated 150-thousand tons of plastic waste from Europe that ends up in the sea every year. Completely banned are to be plastic straws, cotton …

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National Meteo’s Weather Warning with Rainfalls, Thunderstorms and Snow

Greece’s National Meteorological Service has issued a warning of sudden weather deterioration with rainfalls and thunderstorms and snowfalls on the mountains. According to the EMY weather warning, the main features of the weather deterioration will be: rainfalls and thunderstorms locally very strong, possible hale-falls and very strong winds. The bad …

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Urgent maintenance works on river construction halt part of Athens Tram operation

Urgent maintenance works on the construction and retaining walls channeling the river of Ilissos underground will disrupt the operation of the Athens Tram for an unspecified period of time. Starting on Friday, October 19th 2018, the Tram will no longer operate up to end station <Syntagma> but will halt at …

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Giant 1000-meter long spider web at Vistonida Lake, North Greece (video, picts)

A giant spider web had been formed along the shores of Vistonida Lake in Northern Greece. The spider web is 1,000 meter long and 10 meters wide. The spider web extends from the Metohi of Vatopedi Monastery to Agios Nikoalos in Porto Lagos. It is just the last couple of …

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Impressive waterspout on Poros causes power outages (video)

A huge waterspout was formed on the island of Poros in the Saronic Gulf on September 20th 2018. Medicane Zorbas had started already to strike South-West Greece, when this phenomenons occurred. The video was uploaded by Giannis Dimitriadis, the mayor of Poros. The waterspout occurred at 2 p.m. Saturday in …

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