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Scorching temperatures this summer? Greek expert warns

Weather events and patterns in the Mediterranean indicate that the region, including Greece, will experience a summer as hot if not hotter than the last, which brought successive heatwaves and raised the climate change alarm. “We are watching the evolution of [weather] events in Spain and other countries in the …

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Greece is at no risk from Antakya fault, says top seismologist

The Turkish earthquake fault will not affect areas of Greece, said the country’s top seismologist Efthymios Lekkas, head of the Earthquake Planning and Protection Orhanization (OASP). Speaking to Skai TV on Saturday, Lekkas reassured that the fault line in Antakya can have no effect on Greek territory. “All such comment …

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“Earthquake contingency planning for Thiva must be updated,” says Greece’s top seismologist

“Seismic activity in the Thiva area has not stopped in four months now and we need to update our planning on the basis of the needs that arose on Crete,” head of the Organization for Anti-Seismic Planning and Protection (OASP) Prof. Efthymios Lekkas told state-run news agency amna on Thursday. …

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Earthquake rattles the island of Lefkada with 4.3R

An earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale rattled the island of Lefkada in the Ionian Sea on Thursday morning. It struck at 8:10 a.m. The epicenter was 15 km North-West of the island, its focal depth 10 km. Other seismological institutes give the magnitude as 4.6 R. Map of …

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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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Greece’s seismologists at war over prediction for “major earthquake 6+R”

A fierce war has broken out among Greek seismologists after one of them told a private television station that an earthquake measuring over 6 R could occur in the next two months. It was on Tuesday, when the director of the Athens Observatory Geodynamic Institute, Akis Tselentis, told ANT1 that …

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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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Experts confirm “tsunami” in Plomari harbor after earthquake in Lesvos (video)

The earthquake that stroke with 6.3 R on Monday in the sea area between the islands of Lesvsos and Chios in the East Aegean Sea “caused a tsunami,” the chairman of  Greek Earthquake Planning and Protections Organization (EPPO) said on Wednesday. Speaking to website newsit.gr, Efthymios Lekkas confirmed that a …

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