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Earthquake strikes with 4.8R the island of Karpathos, felt on Crete, Rhodes

An earthquake hit with 4.8 Richter the island of Karpathos early Friday evening. Its epicenter was in the maritime area, 39km North-West of the island. The focal depth of the tremor that stroke at 6:02 p.m. was 12.6 km. The tremor was strong and was felt also on the islands …

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PPC workers launch 48-hour strikes, except on floods-ridden Rhodes

Workers at Greece’s Public Power Corporation (PPC/DEH) started their 48-hour strikes at midnight Tuesday. the strikes are spread across the country, with the exception of the island of Rhodes that was declared in “state of emergency” due to the floods on Monday. The strikes are repetitive and will last until …

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Storm strikes Rhodes: Floods, power outages, one woman dead (videos)

Roads in the city of Rhodes and in villages turned into rivers when storm “Geryon” hit the island in the south Dodecanese early Monday evening. One woman with disabilities was found dead in her flooded home in Ialyssos. Local authorities urge citizens to not move around. The 75-year-old woman died in …

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Black out on the islands of Rhodes and Halki

It was short after 2:30 on Wednesday afternoon when power went out on the islands of Rhodes and Halki, in South Dodecanese. A total black out that has left thousands of households, businesses, hotels and shops without electricity. According to local media, both power plants of the island, in Soroni …

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Earthquake rattles the island of Rhodes with 5.1R on Oct3

An earthquake with magnitude 5.1 on Richter scale rattled the island of Rhodes on Thursday morning. The earthquake occurred at 07:45 a.m. Its epicenter was in the sea area 37km South-East off the island. The focal point was 16,8 km. It was of long duration, local media report. Two-three aftershocks …

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120-year-old Greek Orthodox icon from Rhodes on US Tour

A 120-year-old Orthodox icon has just made the over 5,000-mile journey from Rhodes, Greece to the Baltimore area. “It’s the first time that this icon has ever left the village,” said Father Zacharias Mavroudis. This religious icon is that of Saint Paraskevi, a saint many Greek Orthodox pray to. Some …

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Earthquake rattles Rhodes and Karpathos with 4.9 Richter

An earthquake measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale rattles the islands of Rhodes and Karpathos in the south-eastern Aegean Sea on Wednesday. The tremor occurred in the sea area between Rhodes and Karpathos at 02:58 early Wednesday afternoon. The epicenter was 46 km North-East of Karpathos and 98km South-West of …

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Air Force helicopter transfers Israeli patient from cruiser to Rhodes hospital

Α Israeli citizen, passenger on a cruse ship sailing off the island of Rhodes in the South-East Aegean Sea, felt sick on Thursday morning. His transport ta hospital was considered necessary. A Super Puma Helicopter of the Greek Air Force was assigned with the transfer of the 88-year-old Israeli man. …

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Bodies of three men found on beaches on the island of Rhodes

The bodies of three men were found on two beaches on the island of Rhodes over the weekend, the Greek Coast Guard said in a statement. The first body was found Saturday afternoon on Afantou beach on the eastern side of the island. A Turkish phone card was found in …

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Rhodes: Powerful winds up to 12 Beaufort cause damages, infrastructure problems

Stormy winds blowing with intensity up to 11 and 12 Beaufort caused several problems on the island of Rhodes in the south-east Aegean Sea on Tuesday night. Trees were uprooted, traffic signs flew through the air, shop windows broke and huge waves flooded the harbor area. Due to nature’s force, …

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Sahara Dust covers the islands of Crete and Rhodes (pictures)

The sky over the islands of Crete and Rhodes in the south Aegean Sea has been covered with billions of Sahara dust particles coming from North Africa. While large parts of Greece are dealing with huge volumes of rain, Crete and Rhodes have been under attack by billions of particles …

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Earthquake strikes Rhodes with 5.4R, felt in broader East Mediterranean Sea

An earthquake measuring 5.4 R stroke the island of Rhodes and surrounding areas at 4:30 Thursday afternoon, January 24th 2019. Please, note that several seismologic institutes give different magnitude from 5R to 5.5R. The Greek Geo-dynamic Institute gives the magnitude with 5.4R. The epicenter of the tremor was in the …

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Rhodes without power supply as both PPC plants go out of order

A blackout occurred at 10:20 on Friday morning leaving the whole island of Rhodes without power. According to preliminary information, the blackout occurred due to a technical problem initially in one of the power plants on the island. both power plants on Rhodes are out of order. While technical teams …

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Fireworks? Water by the Pool? German tourist complains about 5*resort on Rhodes

Fireworks in the evening? Water by the pool? Prompt service? A German tourist at a 4-star resort on the island of Rhodes had 1000+1 reasons to complaint about. The nights in the hotel were “sheer horror,” he wrote implying that especially children need peace and calmness during their vacations. “We …

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Rhodes police investigates if British girl had lunch before going to the swimming pool

The Deputy Prosecutor on the island of Rhodes has ordered a preliminary investigation in the case of the 7-year-old British girl that was reportedly drowned in a hotel swimming pool in Lindos. Police has to investigate whether the child had a meal before going to the pool to play together …

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