Monday , June 24 2024
Home / Search Results for: Crete earthquake (page 4)

Search Results for: Crete earthquake

Excavation in Zominthos, Crete, unearths Linear A tablets, other amazing findings

Zominthos

The Minoan palace of Zominthos in the northern foothills of Mount Ida (Psiloritis)  is developing in one of the best-researched and most important archaeological sites on the island of Crete. This year’s excavation has revealed important and amazing findings. According to the Greek Culture Ministry, one of the findings is …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

If big earthquake causes tsunami in the Aegean, it will reach coast in 10-15 minutes, says professor

If an earthquake measuring over 7 on the Richter scale causes a tsunami in the Aegean, people will have just 10-15 minutes to react until the wave slams on the coast, said Costas Synolakis, Professor of Environmental Engineering at the University of Crete, during a speech at an event at …

Read More »

UFO? Residents on Crete claim they saw a mysterious ‘fire star’ in the sky

Residents of Zaros village on the island of Crete claim that they saw  a mysterious object like a ‘fire star’ flying in the sky above their village on Monday night. “I was in the courtyard of my home when at 10 o’ clock I saw an illuminated disc passing over …

Read More »

Kos Earthquake: Swedish and Norwegian victims still in critical condition

Two of the victims seriously injured during the earthquake on the island of Kos on Friday are still in critical condition. The 21-year-old Swedish man injured with multiple trauma and brain bleeding remains intubated. The 23-year-old Norwegian man who underwent amputation in both legs is in the Intensive Care Unit …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

Samaria Gorge opens again Aug 23, without “risk declaration”

The Samaria Gorge opens again for visitors on Thursday, August 24, 2023. and thus without a responsible statement about crossing the path on visitor’s own responsibility. The decision was revoked due to fierce reactions. The Natural Environment and Climate Change Organization (OFYPECA) revoked that visitors would have to sign a …

Read More »

Gorges in Chania shut down also Aug 14; Samaria Gorge maybe longer

Gorges in the Chania Prefecture, Crete, will remain closed to visitors also on Monday, August 14, 2023, local authorities have announced. Deputy Regional Governor of Chania ordered the shutdown of all gorges in the region after the earthquake on Sunday morning. The Samaria Gorge shut down at 11 p.m., immediately …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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, …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »