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Earthquake strikes with 4.8R the island of Samos

An earthquake stroke the island of Samos with 4.8 magnitude on the Richter scale early Sunday morning. According to the Geodynamic Institute of Greece, the epicenter of the earthquake was  in the sea area, 27 km North-North-East from the island’s capital Vathi and had focal depth 11.8 km. Other seismological …

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UPDATE: Two villages evacuated as forest fire rages on Samos

The villages of Makria Pounta and Limnionas were evacuated late on Wednesday as the fire that broke out on the island of Samos on Wednesday afternoon has been raging without a stop. The fire continued its destructive work, and orders were given to evacuate the villages of Limnionas and Makria …

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+++Fire-fighting helicopter crash off Samos: 2 rescued, 2 dead UPDATE (video, pcts)

A fire-fighting helicopter crashed into the sea off the island of Samos on Wednesday afternoon. Four crew member missing. Big Search and Rescue Operation underway. According to preliminary information, the helicopter, type ER-MH4, crashed while it was attempting to collect water from the sea. The helicopter was participating in the …

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Silver Alert: UK national Archibald Green missing on Samos

UK national on vacations on the island of Samos, ARCHIBALD GREEN, 73 years old, went missing on May 26, 2022. He went missing On Thursday morning in the area of Marina by Pythagorio, Greece’s Silver Alter service said in a Missing bulletin. Green has blue eyes, is 1.90 m tall and …

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Coast Guard prevents 5 boats with over 450 migrants to enter Greece

Alarm in the Aegean Sea: five boats with dozens of migrants onboard attempted to illegally cross into Greek territorial waters in the early morning hours of Monday. The Greek Coast Guard spotted the boats between the islands of Chios and Samos and th operation is still ongoing on Monday noon. …

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Forest fire on Samos island out of control; one suspect arrested

A forest fire has been raging on the island of Samos since 10 o’ clock Tuesday morning and is out of control also in early evening. A village nearby has been evacuated, support fire fighting forces are on the way to the island in the eastern Aegean Sea. One suspect …

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Greece probes Samos crash that killed witness in Netanyahu trial

Authorities in Greece Tuesday opened an investigation into the crash of a private Cessna aircraft from Israel that killed a prosecution witness in the corruption trial of former Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The plane crashed in the sea off the island of Samos on Monday evening, as it was …

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Two Israelis die when Cessna crashes into the sea off Samos – SAR Video

Τhe bodies of two Israeli nationals have been recovered short after 9 o’ clock Monday evening following the crash of a small Cessna aircraft off the island of Samos, eastern Aegean Sea. According to state broadcaster ERT, rescuers located first the body of one passenger, a woman, and short time …

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Hotels and one village evacuated on Samos due to wildfire raging

Two hotels close to the fire front were evacuated on Thursday afternoon on the island of Samos where a wildfire has been raging since the morning. The fire broke out in the forest of the area Vourliotes in the east of the island. The order for evauation was given by …

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Fire at migrants’ camp on Samos; two asylum seekers detained

Police detained two asylum seekers after a fire broke out in the Migrants’ Reception and Identification Center camp on the island of Samos early Friday morning. Ten firefighters with 5 trucks rushed to the area and extinguished the fire before it would create big damage. According to local media samosvoice, …

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EU commissioner Johansson met with with protests while visiting camps on Lesvos and Samos

The visit of EU Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson on the island of Lesvos and Samos  was met with protests by both locals and refugees. As the Commissioner visited the camps to discuss the new EU Pact on Migration and Asylum and funding to Greece, charities warned that the …

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Mayors of three Aegean islands against EU’s new migration pact

The mayors of the islands of Lesvos, Chios and Samos have called on the European Union on Thursday to amend the proposal for the new migration pact, saying “it unduly burdens front-line countries, damaging their national interests and creating gray zones in the eastern borders of the EU.” “It is …

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Severe Weather: CP recommendations to islands residents in East Aegean

Greece’s Civil Protections has issued a “strong recommendation” warning for the residents of four islands regional units in the Eastern Aegean Sea due to weather change with heavy rainfalls, thunderstorms and stormy winds. The warning issued late on Thursday refers to the Regional Units of the islands: Ikaria, Samos, Lesvos …

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Refugee child dies, 6 missing in shipwreck off Samos UPD

One child died and six people are missing after a boat carrying migrant and refugees form Turkey to Greece capsized near the island of Samos early Sunday. 17 people have been reportedly rescued. According to media, the Greek Coast Guard recovered the body of the child from the sea area …

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Earthquake 6.7R elevates the island of Samos 18-25 cm

The island of Samos has been elevated 18-25 cm after the strong earthquake that hit with 6.7 on the Richter scale on Friday, October 30, 2020, Greek scientists said. The epicenter was 16 km North-NorthWest form the island in the eastern Aegean Sea close to the Turkish coast. According to …

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2 high-school children killed, a third seriously injured in Samos earthquake

Two high-school children, a boy and a girl, both 17 years old, were killed during the earthquake that hit the island of Samos short before 2 o’ clock Friday noon. A third student, a 14-year-old boy is currently airlifted to a hospital in Athens. Firefighters and rescuers recovered the two …

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