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15 injured and tents burned down when clashes break out in Moria camp

At least fifteen people were injured and transported to hospital and several tents turned to ashes when violent clashes between different ethnic groups of refugees and migrants broke out in the hot spot of Moria on the island of Lesvos on Tuesday night. The clashes started around 9:30 Tuesday night …

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Symi in State of Emergency after powerful thunderstorm, island without power (pictures, video)

State of Emergency has been declared for the island of Symi that was badly hit by extreme weather phenomena with torrential rain and hail-falls on Monday.  The daylight shows extensive damage to all infrastructure on the island, flooded homes and businesses and tons of mud on the streets. Special machinery …

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Floods and landslides as heavy storm strikes the island of Samothraki

An unprecedented heavy storm. Streets turned into rivers, walls in the City Hall collapsed, the Health Center and several houses and shops have been flooded and the water supply was cut when a storm hit the island of Samothraki in the Northern Aegean Sea on Monday night. Locals speak of …

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The earthquake moved Lesvos 4.4cm away from Chios, seismologists say

Measurements of two geodetic stations installed on the two islands showed that the distance between Lesvos and Chios increased by 4.4 cm because of the 6.3 (6.1R) earthquake of June 12 2017. This is what Thanassis Ganas, geologist-seismologist and research director at the National Observatory in Athens claims. Speaking to …

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Severe hailstorm destroy thousands of agricultural crops (videos, pictures)

Extreme weather phenomena with hail in the size of walnut damaged thousands of agricultural crops in the regions of Trikala, Central Greece, Livadia in Viotia and Argolida in East Peloponnese. The hailstorm uprooted trees, turned roads into rivers and demolished also  photovoltaic installations. video: hail in Koziaka, Trikala The hailstorm …

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Strong aftershock 5.2R rattles Lesvos; experts have declared hundreds of houses as “uninhabitable”

An earthquake with 5.2 magnitude on the Richter scale occurred in the sea area 31 km south-west of the island of Lesvos on Saturday night. It occurred in a depth of 10 km. According to reports from the island, locals reacted cool to the new powerful tremor, no damages have …

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4.5R Earthquake in Patras during Live TV Magazine VIDEO

An earthquake measuring 4.6 on the Richter scale occurred at 06:43 pm with epicenter between Rio and Antirio, ten kilometers away from the city of Patras in Northwest Peloponnese. The Greek Geodynamic Institute measured the tremor as 4.4R, others as 4.5R and some even as 4.6R. Point is the the …

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Crete: Strong rainstorms damage roads, cause landslides (pcts, video)

A strong rainstorm that hit the Chania prefecture in Western Crete on Friday night turned roads into rivers  and caused extensive damage to the road network. The heavy rainfalls triggered landslides across the rural and national roads. According to e-kriti.gr, the fire brigades received more than 25 calls to pump …

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One year Capital Controls in Greece – Was it worth it?

Remember that Sunday, on June 28th, a year ago? Remember the queues outside ATMs growing in a quick and non-stop pace? It was a day after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had announced a Referendum amid suffocating pressure from the European Union, financial dry out by the European Central Bank and …

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Anarchists damage two metro stations in Athens

A group of some 20 people, wearing hoods and holding sledge hammers caused severe damage at the metro station of Monastiraki on Saturday night. They destroyed eight automatic ticket sellers, an ATM, five ticket machines, broke the windows of management office. They sprayed slogans and threw flyers demanding the release …

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Powerful earthquake 6.1R hits the island of Lefkada – Two dead, 8 injuries (picts, video)

A powerful earthquake measuring 6.1 magnitude on Richter scale hit the island of Lefkada in the Ionian Sea, western Greece. The earthquake occurred at 9:10 a.m. on Tuesday morning. The earthquake occurred in a depth of 5 km and the epicenter was 23 km in the West of the island, …

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Kefalonia: more than 1,000 aftershocks >2R as number of homeless increases

An aftershock measuring 4.2R rocked the island of Kefalonia on Tuesday evening as thousands of residents were preparing to spend the night in tents, cars and buses. According to Greek media, 5,000 people are estimated to have to spend the days and nights away from homes as they were damaged …

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Greek gov’t relief measures: €600 for homes damaged by Kefalonia earthquake

Greek government announced a series of emergency measures to meet basic needs of residents of Kefalonia, hit by a powerful earthquake on Sunday. To start with, the government will disburse directly 100,000 euro to the municipality of Kefalonia and another 100,000 euro to municipality of Ithaki in order to cover …

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