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Earthquake rattles with 4.6R the island of Rhodes

An earthquake rattled with 4.6 magnitude on the Richter scale the island of Rhodes in the eastern Aegean early Friday morning. The tremor occurred at 6.27 a.m. in the sea area 16 km northeast of the city of Rhodes. Its focal depth was 45.8 km. No injuries or damages were …

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Parks to protect the emblematic deer of Rhodes to be established

Greece’s Environment ministry and the local government have decided to establish parks for the protection of the deer on the island of Rhodes. According to data by the University of Thessaloniki deer on Rhodes amounts to 6,284, locals speak of a much higher but unspecified number. According to a joint …

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Rhodes: Heavy rainfalls flood the island, cause landslides (video)

Heavy rainfalls hit the island of Rhodes early on Wednesday, flooding main and small roads and causing landslides in some villages. Authorities urge citizens to limit their movements Streams have been overflown in the area of Damatia and Marista, local media rodiaki.gr reported. The heave rainfalls started early Wednesday morning. …

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German couple invites whole village to say “thank you” for saving their home from Rhodes fires

A German couple threw a dinner party for a whole village to say “thank you” for saving their house from the summer fires on the islands of Rhodes. “A beautiful and touching initiative by a German couple, who have chosen Rhodes as their second home, wanting to thank all the …

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Earthquake rattles with 4.6R Symi and Rhodes

An earthquake rattled with 4.6 on the Richter scale the island of Symi in the south-east Aegean Sea on Monday evening. Some seismological institutes reported the magnitude as 4.3 R and some with 4.9 R. The tremor occurred at 18:46 local time and its epicenter was in the sea area …

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German tourist sentenced for arson on Rhodes

A 20-year-old German national was arrested and sentenced to one-year imprisonment with a three-year suspension for starting a fire in the early morning hours of Monday near a big hotel unit in the village of Fanes on the island of Rhodes. The court recognized the mitigating factor of post-adolescent age …

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Locals and tourists may return to certain villages on Rhodes

Residents and tourists of specific towns and villages in eastern Rhodes may return to their accommodations, the Climate Crisis and Civil Protection Ministry said through the emergency 112 system on Thursday, July 27, 2023.. Specifically, the following areas are safe from fires and evacuated persons may return to: Malona, Charaki, …

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Urgent preliminary investigation into the causes of the Rhodes fire

Judicial authorities on the island of Rhodes have launched an urgent preliminary investigation into the causes of the fire burning for 9th consecutive day. The commander of the Fire Department, Nikitas Venios, and the head of the Dodecanese Forest Directorate, Katerina Balatsouka, were asked to provide explanations to the Dodecanese …

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Entire Rhodes on “state of emergency”: Active fire fronts on July 26

A state of emergency was declared for the entire island of Rhodes on Wednesday due to the fires that are burning for the 9th consecutive day. The Civil Protection has declared “state of emergency” to ten municipal units of the fire-striken island of Rhodes since July 18. Like a “Lernaean …

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FM’s HELP DESK at Rhodes airport for evacuated tourists

Greece’s Foreign Ministry has activated the Crisis Management Unit to facilitate the evacuation of foreign citizens from the island of Rhodes due to the ongoing forest fires. Furthermore, it will open a HELP DESK at the international airport of Rhodes on Sunday afternoon. In a series of tweets, the foreign …

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