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Earthquake strikes Arkalochori, Crete, with 4.5 Richter

A moderate earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale shook the town of Arkalochori on Crete at Wednesday noon. According to the Geodynamic Institute of Athens’ National Observatory that the earthquake epicenter was 10 km South-East of Arkalochori. Other seismic institutes gave the magnitude at 4.8 R. The tremor was …

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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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Priest decries “trash donations” for Crete’s earthquake victims that include dirty clothes, carnival costumes

A high-ranking priest on the island of Crete decried ‘trash” donations for the victims of the Arkalochori earthquake on September 27. On his social media account, Achimandrite Agathagellos Giannakaris posted that the among the donations sent by people form different parts of the country were “dirty underwear, damaged bed-sheets, wedding …

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Earthquake Crete: 772 homes, 36 businesses, 6 schools declared “unsafe”

A total of 772 homes and 36 businesses in towns and villages in Crete hit by the 6 R earthquake were classified as “unsafe”. So far, engineers have inspected 995 homes and 45 professional structures, authorities said on Wednesday. Of 18 schools inspected, 12 are in good condition and 6 …

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Earthquake Crete: 20 people injured, 60% of homes & businesses collapsed or damaged

The earthquake on the island of Crete on Monday morning has, so far, left behind one dead, twenty people injured, dozens of homeless, hundreds of damaged houses and businesses and damaged infrastructure. The powerful earthquake stroke with 6 R at 9:17 on Monday morning with its epicenter being very close …

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One man killed, 11 people injured as earthquake rattles Crete with 6R

One man was killed and at least eleven people have been injured when an earthquake rattled Crete with powerful 6 on the Richter scale at 09:17 local time on Monday morning. The Geodynamics Institute of National Observatory of Athens initially gave the magnitude as 5.8R but much later it corrected …

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