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Wildfire in Kefalonia largely under control

Dozens of firefighter and several aerial means are still struggling on Monday against the wildfire on the island of Kefalonia in the Ionian Sea. The wildfire broke out around 9 o’ clock on Sunday evening in an area of mixed farmland and forest in Aghia Irini. No residential areas are …

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Two injured in helicopter on emergency landing on Kefalonia

Two men were injured after a helicopter made an emergency landing in a field on the island of Kefalonia on Thursday morning. The two Greek men, the pilot and one passenger, aged 60 and 65 years old, were transferred to the local hospital where they are reportedly being treated for …

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UPDATE Rocks fall on Shipwreck, after earthquake strikes with 5.4R between Kefalonia and Zakynthos

A earthquake stroke with a magnitude of 5.4 on the Richter scale between the islands of Zakynthos and Kefalonia in the Ionian Sea. Greece’s Geodynamic Institute announced. The tremor occurred at 10:36 Thursday morning 70 km West of Zakunthos and 57km South-West of Lixouri on Kefalonia. It focal depth was …

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Twin waterspouts off the island of Kefalonia (videos)

A rare phenomenon of twin waterspouts occurred off the island of Kefalonia in the Ionian Sea, western Greece, on Friday. the twin waterspouts occurred as a bad weather with heavy rains and thunderstorms hits large parts of the country for one more time. Weather warning by EMY here on KTG. …

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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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