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Earthquake 5R shakes central Greece, Athens: Seismologists can’t say if main tremor

“We still don’t know if it was the main earthquake. We don’t have many aftershocks (until 9:00 a.m.) Efthymios Lekkas, professor of Disaster Management at EKPA and president of Greek Earthquake Planning and Protection Orhanization, told CNN Greece on Sunday morning. The earthquake occurred at 1:02 early Sunday and its …

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Seismologists on alert as “twin earthquakes” rattle Central Greece

Greek seismologists are on alert after an earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale rattled Central Greece at 8:38 on Thursday evening. The earthquake occurred in the same epicenter as the 6R a day earlier and caught seismologists by surprise as it was not an aftershock but a new earthquake. …

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Crete 5.7R: What scientists say about the intense seismic activity

Seismologists in Greece appear reassuring about the intense seismic activity south of the island of Crete. The magnitude of earthquake that stroke at 2:22 a.m. on Tuesday was corrected from initial 5.2 R to 5.7R. Note, that earthquake magnitudes vary due to different seismological stations and institutes. That #earthquake sequence …

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Seismologists on the earthquake of 4.6R in Rhodes and 4.1R in Santorini

An earthquake measuring 4.6 on Richter scale jolted the island of Rhodes on Friday afternoon, and two hours later a tremor hit the island of Santorini with 4.1 on Richter scale. The first earthquake stroke with 4.6 R rhodes at 4:16 p.m. Its epicenter was 31 km South-East of Lindos …

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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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Albania earthquake: Seismologists reassure “no risk to activate fault lines in Greece”

Prominent Greek seismologists agree that the earthquake in Albania cannot activate fault lines in Greece. However, some are concerned about the magnitude of 6.4 R that followed the 5.6 R two months ago. “There is no risk that the earthquake in Albania triggers earthquakes in Greece,” Seismology professor at the …

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15 aftershocks in Athens after 4.5R earthquake. What seismologists say


Fifteen aftershocks measuring from 1.3 to 2.9 on the Richter scale occurred in the area of Stamata in North-East Athens in the next twelve hours, after the 4.5R that stroke short after 10 p.m. with a powerful tremor due to the focal depth of just 5 km. The earthquake does …

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Strong aftershock 5.2R rattles Lesvos; experts have declared hundreds of houses as “uninhabitable”

An earthquake with 5.2 magnitude on the Richter scale occurred in the sea area 31 km south-west of the island of Lesvos on Saturday night. It occurred in a depth of 10 km. According to reports from the island, locals reacted cool to the new powerful tremor, no damages have …

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German researchers warn big earthquake could hit Istanbul

The city of Istanbul is focus of great concern for earthquake scientists. The epicenter of the next big earthquake lies in the eastern Marmara Sea, in the south of the Turkish metropolitan area of Istanbul German German scientists warn. The researchers have evaluated earthquake data from two big earthquakes in …

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