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Northern Aegean seabed conceals 19 active seismic faults, scientists say

The seabed of the Aegean Sea between the islands of Skyros, Lesvos and Aghios Efstratios conceals 19 active seismic faults measuring over seven kilometres each, which can generate strong earthquakes from 6.1 to 7.4 Richter. Eight of them can also cause strong quakes over 7.0 on the Richter scale. According …

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Rockslides in Navagio shipwreck beach after 6.8R Zakynthos earthquake (video)

Aerial footage posted by local media Ionian TV on October 30 shows the damage at the Navagio shipwreck beach after a 6.8R earthquake stroke the island of Zakynthos on Friday, October 26, 2018. Geology Professor and head of Greek Earthquake Planning and Protection Organization, Efthymios Lekkas, said from the first …

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Aftershocks of 5.3R, 4.1R and 4.3R jolt Zakynthos on Tuesday

Strong aftershocks have  been jolting the island of Zakynthos in the last hours. An earthquake measuring 5.3 on Richter scale occurred early Tuesday morning. The powerful tremor occurred at 4:59 a.m. and it epicenter was 48 km South-West of the island. The earthquake followed a tremor of 4.1R that occurred …

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Earthquake shifted the island of Zakynthos at least 3cm South-West

The 6.8R earthquake on 25. October shifted the island of Zakynthos at least three centimeters South-West. This is what Research Director at the Geological Institute of the National Observatory in Athens, Athanasios Ganas told state news agency amna and other media on Monday. Digital processing and analysis of radar images …

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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 …

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Rockslides at shipwreck beach Navagio due to Zakynthos earthquake

The 6.8R earthquake that stroke the island of Zakynthos early Friday morning has caused new rockslides  at famous shipwreck beach Navagio that attracts thousands of tourists every year. The impact of earthquake to the beach was revealed by Efthymios Lekkas, Geology Professor and head of the Greek Earthquake Panning and …

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Three reasons Zakynthos survived 6.8R earthquake with minor damages

The powerful earthquake that hit the island of Zakynthos with 6.8R in the early morning hours of Friday had surprisingly few damages. Despite its force, there were no casualties and “no injuries” as the mayor told media Friday noon, several hours after the earthquake. Some old uninhabited houses and buildings …

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Earthquake jolts Central Greece with 5.2 R magnitude UPD picts

An earthquake with 5.2 R rattled Central Greece and had residents rushing out of their homes on Friday morning. The earthquake occurred at 10:12 a.m. on 31. August 2018. Its epicenter is located in Argithea, especially in the triangle of Drakotrypa – Pefkofyto-Oxya. in the mountain area West of Lake …

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Two earthquakes rattle Samos island and the eastern Aegean Sea

An earthquake with magnitude 4.5 on the Richter scale occurred at 11:10 on Thursday morning. Epicenter was the beach of Marathokampos in the south of the island of Samos in the Eastern Aegean Sea. The earthquake had a debt of 10 km. Two hours earlier, at 9:44 a tremor with …

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Earthquake tremors rattle Ioannina in Western Greece

Three earthquake tremors rattled the Prefecture of Ioannina and some area in Epirus in Western Greece on Wednesday morning. The first earthquake with magnitude 4.2 R occurred at 09:49 a.m. with epicenter 13km North-West of the city of Ioannina in the area between Kalpaki and Zitsa. The earthquake had a …

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Earthquake 4.2 R strikes Thessaloniki, Northern Greece, just hours after 5.5R in the South

Three hours after the powerful earthquake off Pylos in South Peloponnese, another tremor stroke Thessaloniki, in the North of the country. The Earthquake had a magnitude of 4.2 R and its epicenter was located between villages Askos and Evaggelismos, 30 km North-East of Thessaloniki. The earthquake occurred at 11:21 a.m. …

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Earthquake 5.5R strikes off Pylos, SW Peloponnese

A powerful earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale stroke in the sea area off Pylos in South-West Peloponnese at 08:15 on Monday morning, June 25, 2018. The epicenter is located  34 km South-West of Pylos, 28km SW of Methoni 75 km West of Kalamata and 170 km South of …

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Earthquake with magnitude 4.6 R rattles South Peloponnese

An earthquake with magnitude 4.6 on the Richer scale occurred at 11:52 Tuesday morning, June 5 2018,  in South Peloponnese.e The epicenter was in the sea of  the Gulf of Lakonia, 35 km West of Neapoli and 21 km South of Gytheio. Due to low depth at 5 km, the …

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Earthquake 4.1 R strikes Athens, felt all across Attica prefecture

An earthquake occurred ten minutes before Tuesday midnight 29 km North-East of Athens. Despite the moderate magnitude the tremor was felt all over the Attica prefecture due to a low depth. Initial measurements gave the magnitude as 3.8 R, it was later corrected to 4.2 and finally to 4.1 R. …

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Earthquake 4.7 R rattles the Cyclades and the Dodecanese

An earthquake measuring 4.7 on Richer scale stroke the South Aegean Sea at 06:56 p.m. on Tuesday and rattled the islands of the Cyclades group and the Dodecanese. The epicenter was in the sea area 21 km North-West off the island of Astypalaia and South-East off the island of Amorgos. …

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New Findings: How the Mycenaean Civilization was destroyed in 1200 BCE

For decades, archaeologists were convinced that large earthquakes destroyed the great palaces of the Mycenaean civilization in the Peloponnese around 1200 BCE. But new research and studies of the Earthquake Hypothesis conclude that it is unlikely that seismic activity would have contributed to the fall of Mycenae. In the 1980s …

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