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Earthquake rattles the island of Kefalonia with 4.8 Richter

An earthquake rattled the island of Kefalonia with a magnitude of 4.8 on the Richter scale. It occurred short before 3:30 p.m on Friday afternoon. According to the Geodynamic Institute of the National Observatory of Athens, its epicenter was 17 km West of Argostoli, the capital of the island. It …

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Earthquake rattles the islands of Zakynthos and Kefalonia with 4.2 R

An earthquake measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale rattled the islands of Zakynthos and Kefalonia in the Ionian Sea early afternoon Tuesday, September 14, 2021. According to the Geodynamic Institute of the National Observatory of Athen, the epicenter of the earthquake was  35 kilometers south-west of Volimes village on Zakynthos. …

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Villages evacuated as wildfire is raging on Kefalonia island

The big wildfire on the island of Kefalonia is raging also on Sunday morning, burning down thousands of acres and creating a suffocating atmosphere. The strong winds make the work of dozens of firefighters extremely difficult. Several villages and settlements have been evacuated, among them Kaparandriti, Agia Rini, Markopoulo, Kremmidi, …

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Storm strikes Athens, causes flash floods on Corfu, Kefalonia

The storm that hit Attica in early morning Tuesday caused unprecedented damages in several suburbs of the Greek capital. Mostly affected was Neo Heraklio in north-western Athens, where heavy rainfall and powerful winds uprooted dozens of trees and power columns, and broke even windows in houses and other buildings. Three …

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Ianos rage over Zante, Ithaca, Kefalonia, Lefkada (videos)

All through the night, Medicane IANOS was swirling over the Ionian islands and western Peloponnese, with gale-force winds and heavy rainfalls. Mostly hit were the islands of Zakynthos, Kefalonia and Ithaca. Roof tops were swept away, electricity was cut and many boats sunk. Winds reaching at times up to 12 …

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Zakynthos, Kefalonia, Ithaki, 4 other regions in “state of emergency” due to IANOS

The islands of Zakynthos, Kefalonia and Ithaki in the Ionian Sea and the regions on Achaia, Arkadia, Messinia in Peloponnese and Aitoloakarnania in western Greece have been declared in state of “special civil protection mobilization” Thursday noon due to Medicane Ianos. The decision was announced by head of Civil Protections …

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Speed boat leased in Kefalonia found in Lefkada: Four passengers missing

A boat that has been missing since last Friday was found at a beach of Lefkada on Wednesday. The speed boat was found by bathers and it was abandoned at a small beach west of the popular Kathisma beach. The four passengers of the boat are still missing. An investigation …

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Earthquake rattles the island of Kefalonia with 4.4 Richter

An earthquake hit with 4.4. on the Richter scale the island of Kefalonia in the Ionian Sea early Saturday morning. The epicenter was in the sea area, 17 km South-West of the island’s capital Argostoli. The earthquake occurred at 4:38 a.m. and had a focal depth of 8.6 km. The …

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Earthquake strikes with 4.8 R the island of Kefalonia

A strong earthquake stroke with the magnitude of 4.8 R the island of Kefalonia in the early morning hours of Sunday, January 19, 2020. It is the second earthquake in less than 48 hours that strikes the islands in the Ionian Sea. The epicenter of the tremor was located near …

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Floods and landslides as storm “Victoria” strikes Greece (videos)

Home and businesses were flooded and landslides have trapped people in theirs homes as thunderstorm Victoria hit several regions of Greece. Gale-force winds caused power outages and halted sea traffic between mainland and the islands in the Ionian Sea. #Storm #Victoria approaching #Athens now pic.twitter.com/u3u3egrAD4 — Christina Themelis (@tinathemelis) November …

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Power outages in Athens, Piraaeus, Kefalonia due to rainstorms

A heavy rainstorm poured down in Attica around 2 o’ clock Thursday noon, causing power outage in several areas of Athens and Piraeus. Traffic lights stopped in the area around the Hilton hotel in downtown Athens causing endless traffic jams. In less than an hour, the Firee Service received 12 …

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Kefalonia & Ithaca hit by storm, schools closed (videos)

Schools remain closed on Friday on Kefalonia and Ithaki after a heavy storm stroke the two islands in the Ionian Sea. Streets were flooded with tons of mud, power outages occurred as trees swept by the strong winds fell on the power supply network. Picture via Dennis Kakoniktis FB Many …

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Thunderbolts kill 2 men in West Greece, mud floods in Kefalonia (videos)

Thunderbolts have killed two men in West Peloponnese as severe thunderstorms have been striking West Greece since Tuesday morning. Homes and streets were flooded in Ilia Prefecture, large areas without power. On the island of Kefalonia, mud floods covered the streets of seaside village Agia Efthymia. A 35-year-old man was …

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Kefalonia: Bus lands in hotel swimming pool (pictures)

A touristic bus landed in the swimming pool of a hotel in Travliata on the island of Kefalonia in the Ionian Sea. Local news website inkefalonia reports that there was only one passenger in the bus during the accident. Nobody was injured. The main scenario is that the handbrake went …

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Kefalonia fire: Dozens of tourists evacuated (picts, video)

Dozens of tourists were evacuated early Saturday morning from the villages Lourdata and Vlahata on the island of Kefalonia due to two wild fires raging in the area. Strong winds hinder the firefighters’ work. The two fires broke out almost at the same time short before 6 o’ clock in …

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Waterspout “collides” with Kefalonia ferry in Ionian Sea (videos)

The captain, the crew and the passengers could not believe their eyes, when they realized a waterspout was about the unload over the ferry sailing in the Ionian Sea. Ship Fioro di Levante was sailing from Kyllini, West Peloponnese, to the island of Kefalonia on Saturday afternoon, when it “collided” …

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