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Two earthquakes jolt the island of Kassos in south Aegean Sea

Two earthquakes measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale were recorded on Thursday off the island of Kassos in the southern Aegean Sea, the Athens National Observatory’s Geodynamics Institute said. The tremors were recorded at 10.18 a.m. and 10.24 a.m. The first quake’s epicenter was located in the sea region 28km …

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Earthquakes rattle the island of Lesvos; minor damages

Two earthquakes with magnitude 4.9 and 4.7 on the Richter scale and some 15 aftershocks have been rattling the island of Lesvos since the early morning hours of Saturday, January 7, 2023. Minor damages in houses and rock-slides. The seismic activity has caused minor damages in at least five house …

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Earthquakes rattle Evia and the Dodecanese

Two earthquakes, moderate this time, rattled the island of Evia again on Saturday and despite the low magnitude they were felt in Greek capital Athens as well. A 3.9 R earthquake occurred at 12;35 p.m. and was followed by another tremor of 3.8 R magnitude six minutes later. Both earthquakes …

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1,500 earthquakes between Nisyros and Tilos: “Unusual activity” says seismologist Papadopoulos

Greek seismologist Gerasimos Papadopoulos characterized the seismic activity in the area of ​​Nisyros and Tilos in the south-eastern Aegean Sea in the recent months as “quite unusual.” On a post, he noted that 1,500 earthquakes have occurred between April and September 6, 2021. On a post on Facebook that was …

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Earthquakes shake Nisyros and Santorini with 4.4 and 4R

Light tremors on Tuesday morning have shaken two out of five Greek islands with active volcanoes. The epicenters of the earthquakes were recorded in the sea area off Nisyros and off Santorini in the east and central Aegean Sea respectively. According to Geodynamics Insitute of Athens National Observatory the tremors …

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Earthquakes jolt Nafpaktos in western Greece

Two moderate earthquakes jolted Nafpaktos in western Greece on Wednesday morning. The first tremor hit with 4.9 R at 05:30 in the morning. Its epicecenter was 11 km southwest of Nafpaktos  and its focal depth 5 km. The earthquake was felt in many areas in West mainland and Peloponnese such …

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Earthquakes 3R to 5R rattle the island of Lesvos

A series of earthquake strokes have been rattling the island of Lesvos on Monday morning. Seismologists appear reassuring saying the tremors are aftershocks of the 6.4 R earthquake in 2017 that damaged the village of Vryssa. The highest magnitude so far is the tremor at 7:46 am with 5 on …

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Several earthquakes 4.9R-4.3R rattle western Greece

Several earthquakes rattled western Greece in the last 12 hours often sending locals to the streets. The epicenters of the three earthquakes measuring 4.9, 4.3 and 4.3 on the Richter scale was in the Gulf of Corinth, an area with frequent seismic activity. The first tremors occurred short after Tuesday …

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Four earthquakes 4.1-5.2R rattle the island of Crete

Not one, not two, but four earthquakes measuring from 4.1 to 5.2 on the Richter scale rattled the island of Crete on Monday morning. The first three tremors occurred within 40 minutes. The seismic activity started at 3:30 a.m.with 5.1R. Epicenter was 49 km north of Sitia in eastern Crete. …

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Earthquakes shake the Monks’ Republic on Mt Athos (videos)

Several earthquakes have rattled the Monks’ Republic on Mount Athos in less that 24 hours, with the strongest one measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale. Epicenter of all the earthquakes was in the sea area some 18-20 km south of Athos. Videos 5.R strike in Protato Karyes The latest tremor …

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Earthquakes rattle the island of Crete with 6R and 5R

A powerful earthquake rattled the island of Crete with a magnitude of 6 Richter. The earthquake stroke at 03:51 Saturday afternoon, May 2, 2020, and was followed by another strong tremor of 5R half an hour later. The epicenter of the 6R was in the sea area, 140 km south …

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Hydrocarbon exploration doesn’t activate earthquakes, says Chief Seimsologist

Exploration for hydrocarbon does not activate earthquakes, said Greece’s chief seismologist, Efthymios Lekkas, Director of the Greek Earthquake Planning and Protection Organization. speaking at a seminar held in Chania, Lekkas clarified that there is no relation between exploration for oil and gas and the seismic activity recorded in early December …

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Seismologists closely monitor activity off Crete, 100 tremors in 6 days

Greek seismologists are on alert and closely monitor the seismic activity in Crete with a total of 100 small and medium-size earthquakes to have occurred during the last six days The scientists are still not in position to determine whether the series of tremors are the pre-seismic activity of a …

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Two Earthquakes strike the island of Zakynthos in the Ionian Sea

Two earthquakes measuring 4.4 and 4.3 on the Richter scale stroke the island of Zakynthos (Zante) on Saturday. The epicenter of both earthquakes was in the sea area South of the islands in the Ionian Sea. The first tremor hit with 4.4 R at 01:43 a.m., its epicenter was in …

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Series of moderate earthquakes strike Crete, biggest 4.8R

A moderate earthquake struck with magnitude 4.8 R the sea area North off the island of Crete at 10:58 a.m. on Monday morning. According to Geodynamics Institute, the epicenter of the earthquake was located 68km off Agios Nikolaos in East Crete. It occurred in a depth of 55 km. No …

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Several earthquakes with strongest 5R rattle Greece and Albania borders

A series of consecutive earthquakes have been rattling the regions along the borders between Greece and Albania on Saturday morning. At least six tremors with the strongest measuring 5 R have been recorded between 07:00 – 10:00 in the morning. The earthquakes have been felt in Kastoria, Ioannina and other …

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Greece establishes new Emergency Response Service to deal with natural disasters

The General Secretariat for Greece’s Civil Protection is abolished and replaced by a new agency, the National Emergency Response Service. The radical change comes 18 days after the deadly wildfires in Athens with 93 people dead during which is Civil Protection was practically absent. The new public service will be …

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