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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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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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Spiders of Aitoliko on video. Scientists explain unprecedented phenomenon

Three hundred meters of lagoon shore in Aitoliko, Western Greece,  have been covered by thick spider web. Thousands or even million of spiders of the Tetragnatha species have covered palm trees, bushes and all kinds of vegetation along the shore. Just vegetation? Spiders are no picky…. Inside the web, female …

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Civil Protection warns of Very High Risk of Fires for several Greek regions, Sept 5

Greece’s Civil Protection has issued a fires risk warning for Wednesday,  September 5, 2018. For several regions in Greece there is Very High Risk (Level 4) and High Risk (Level 3), the Civil Protection notes. At Very High and High Risk of fires are the regions of Attica, Evia, Peloponnese, …

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Corfu wildfire partially under control, village evacuated

The wildfire on the island of Corfu was partially taken under control on Thursday evening. Fire Service and volunteers keep fighting against the flames as there are revivals. Some 110 people from the village Rahtades were earlier evacuated as a preventive measure. The fire broke out in a difficult to …

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Greece’s Civil Protection warning of Very High Risk of Fires, Aug 21

Greece’s Civil Protection has issued a Very High Risk warning for wildfires for Tuesday,  August 21st 2018.  According to the statement, large parts of Greece are at Very High Risk (Level 4) and High Risk (Level 3) of fires. At Very High Risk are the regions of Attica, Sterea, Peloponnese, …

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Wildfire fire on Evia largely under control at Monday noon

The wildfire on Evia is largely under control as there is no fire front, however, it remains in progress with scattered fireplaces, Greece’s Fire Service announced Monday noon. All thought the night the fire service was operating in the area and managed to limit the big fire fronts. Fire firefighters …

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