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Greece revises Kos Earthquake magnitude to 6.6R, more than 200 aftershocks

Greece’s Geo-dynamics Institute revised to 6.6 Richer the magnitude of the powerful earthquake that stroke Kos in the early morning hours of Friday. In a statement issued by the Institute, director Aksi Tselentis said that based on data from the national Seismological Network and the Geodynamics Institute of the National …

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Kos Earthquake 6.4R leaves two dead tourists, dozens of injured LIVE reporting

Kos earthquake: Two dead, more than 120 injured, among them 5 in critical condition. Majority of the injured are tourists. Serious damages in the port of the island of Kos after a powerful earthquake stroke with 6.4 R short after midnight. One third of the island is without electricity. No …

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Earthquake 5.2R rattles Rhodes and neighboring islands in SE Greece

A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 5.2 on the Richter scale occurred at 2:30 pm on Wednesday in the sea area between the islands of Rhodes and Karpathos in Southeast Greece. The earthquake was felt throughout the island of Rhodes as well as in parts of the islands of …

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Powerful Earthquake 5.5R strikes Nisyros

An earthquake of 5.5 R shook the southern Dodecanese islands of the eastern Aegean Sea at 08:03 on Tuesday morning. The epicenter of the tremor has been located 24 km west-southwest of the volcanic island of Nisyros, in the sea area by Kandelioussa islet. It had a depth of 104 …

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Dancing to Richter-Scale Tunes: 5 Earthquakes in Less than 24 Hours

 Intense seismic activity has been recorded in Greece with five earthquakes to have occured in less than 24 hours. With minimum 4 and maximum 5.1 on the Richter scale, the earthquakes in several parts of Greece did not cause any human injuries or material damage. Seismologists say ‘they are observing the …

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Greece’s EMAK rescues little girl, man from the rubble (video)

In a dramatic operation, EMAK rescuers from the Greek Fire Service managed to free a 6-year-old girl from the rubble of her collapsed home in the Turkish city of Iskenderun in the Hatay province on Tuesday afternoon local time. Using special equipment, the team had opened a 7-meter-deep passage to …

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Minoan Civilization: Sacrificial bull’s head found at Petras

A sacrificial bull’s head found at a Minoan cemetery associated with the palace of Petras in eastern Crete is further evidence of an elite society with complex rituals of death, Minoan civilization archaeologist Metaxia Tsipopoulou said in an interview with state-run news agency amna. This finding of a bull’s sacrifice, …

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Prosecutor orders investigation into Agia Pelagia deadly flood; Anti-flood project under scrutiny

The deadly flood where two people died in Agia Pelagia on the island of Crete has triggered the intervention of the local judicial authorities that ordered an urgent preliminary investigation. The head of the Prosecutor’s Office of Heraklion, Thanasis Galina, ordered on Monday an urgent preliminary examination for the deadly …

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EMAK rescues two people in Albania, church opens for survivors (videos)

Local, foreign and Greek EMAK rescuers are racing against time to save lives still under the debris of collapsed buildings in Durres and Thumane. The Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Albania, Anastasios, opened the church in Durres so that earthquake survivors can spend the night or find a shelter during the …

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Thomas Cook: 50,000 holidaymakers stranded in Greece. What To Do

Thomas Cook collapse: Repatriation of stranded tourist to start soon. Greek Tourism Minister Haris Theoharis has estimated that some 50,000 holidaymakers are stranded in Greece. They are to be repatriated in the coming days, Theoharis told Skai TV on Monday morning. The first 22,000 are to be repatriated over the …

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28 Lighthouses in Greece open to public on Aug 18 – Background

Greeks and tourists have the opportunity to visit 28 lighthouses across Greece and be briefed on their contribution in safe navigation and the development of the lighthouses network. the lighthouses are open to public on Sunday, August 18th 2019 as part of the cultural heritage and in the context of …

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From “Xenophon” to “Zorbas”: Medicane Forecast Sept 27-30/2018

From barometric low “Xenophon” to Medicane “Zorbas.” Stormy winds blowing with intensity 9 and 10 Beaufort are sweeping across Greece and ferries remained docked for second consecutive day on Thursday. On several islands schools remained closed on Thursday and will remain closed also on Friday as Xenophon will keep sweeping …

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Turkey and Russia to launch first Nuclear Power Plant in Akkuyu

Russia and Turkey plan to launch the first reactor at Turkey’s Akkuyu nuclear power plant in 2023, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday. Speaking alongside Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, Putin said the Russian state nuclear agency Rosatom would begin work at the Akkuyu site in the near future. Putin …

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Santorini Volcano Magma is Swelling

 Our magma is swelling, our income is shrinking. These are Greek realities on Monday, September 10th 2012. Why our income is shrinking is very obvious and does not need surveys or experts to tells us why. But that the magma (the chamber of  liquid rock) under the Santorini volcano is swelling is …

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