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Crete: New Earthquake 4,9R

A new earthquake measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale occurred  in the sea area between the islands of Crete and Santorini. The earthquake occurred at 12.50 pm on Saturday and had the same epicentre as the two previous earthquakes that jolted Crete with 5.2R on Thursday and Friday. No injuries …

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Beach in Chania evacuated due to landslide risk after earthquake

An evacuation operation of beach “Glyka Nera” near Sfakia in the south coast of Chania Prefecture  was carried out on Tuesday morning, due to the fear of a landslide, following the strong earthquake on Sunday. Teams of the Port Authority and Police went to the beach and advised the bathers …

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“We could see an earthquake of 8.5R in Greece,” says prof. Synolakis

Professor of Civil engineering specialized in Natural Disasters, Constantinos Synolakis, made a nightmarish prediction on Thursday saying that there may be a mega-earthquake of even  8.5 Richter in Greece. Speaking to Mega TV, Synolakis noted that such mega-earthquakes occur every 600 years citing the example of the earthquake in Crete …

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Earthquake rattles with 5.9R Rhodes, Aegean islands

Greece’s Geodynamics Institute of the National Observatory of Athens corrected the magnitude of the earthquake off the island of Rhodes to 5.9 on the richter scale, from 5.7R initially. The earthquake recorded at 14:37 in the sea southeast of Lindos on Rhodes raised concern among the residents but no damages …

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Rock crush on Crete hotel facility; tourist dead, child injured UPDATE

Tragedy on Crete: A rock crushed on a small hotel facility in Lasithi, killing one woman, seriously injuring her child. The tragedy took place in Agia Fotia resort village near to Ierapetra short before Saturday midnight. According to local media neakriti.gr, a large piece of rock detached, rolled down the …

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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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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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“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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Earthquakes 5.4R and 4.6R rattle the island of Rhodes

An earthquake measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale occurred at 07:06 on Monday morning shaking the island of Rhodes and the rest of Dodecanese as well as the West coast of Turkey. The tremor occurred 25 km north-northeast of the island of Rhodes with a focal depth of 67.4 km. …

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Crete 5.7R: What scientists say about the intense seismic activity

Seismologists in Greece appear reassuring about the intense seismic activity south of the island of Crete. The magnitude of earthquake that stroke at 2:22 a.m. on Tuesday was corrected from initial 5.2 R to 5.7R. Note, that earthquake magnitudes vary due to different seismological stations and institutes. That #earthquake sequence …

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Hydrocarbon exploration doesn’t activate earthquakes, says Chief Seimsologist

Exploration for hydrocarbon does not activate earthquakes, said Greece’s chief seismologist, Efthymios Lekkas, Director of the Greek Earthquake Planning and Protection Organization. speaking at a seminar held in Chania, Lekkas clarified that there is no relation between exploration for oil and gas and the seismic activity recorded in early December …

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Seismologists closely monitor activity off Crete, 100 tremors in 6 days

Greek seismologists are on alert and closely monitor the seismic activity in Crete with a total of 100 small and medium-size earthquakes to have occurred during the last six days The scientists are still not in position to determine whether the series of tremors are the pre-seismic activity of a …

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Earthquake 6.4R devastates Albania: Many trapped in collapsed buildings

An earthquake measuring 6.4R hit Albania in the early morning hours of Tuesday, creating chaos and destruction. So far, 7 people have died, more than 325 have been injured. Dozens are still missing, trapped under tones of concrete and rubble. By Tuesday evening the number of dead had increased to …

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