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Two earthquakes jolt the island of Kassos in south Aegean Sea

Two earthquakes measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale were recorded on Thursday off the island of Kassos in the southern Aegean Sea, the Athens National Observatory’s Geodynamics Institute said. The tremors were recorded at 10.18 a.m. and 10.24 a.m. The first quake’s epicenter was located in the sea region 28km …

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Snow Weather “Barbara”: Updated weather warning

Greece’s National Meteorological Service EMY updated its Emergency bulletin on  Snow Weather “Barbara” for the next two days, Τuesday and Wednesday, February 7-9, 2023. Snowfalls will intensify from the evening hours of Tuesday and mainly in the midnight hours of Wednesday in low-altitude areas of Magnesia, Eastern Central Greece (Fthiotida, …

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Greece to extend its territorial waters 12 miles south of Crete

Greece’s government plans to extend its territorial waters to 12 nautical miles to the south and west of the island of Crete in March, local media reported on Sunday. The extension is in the context of hydrocarbon research and the government has reportedly already informed the European Union and the …

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Greece expands hydrocarbon surveys south of Crete

Greece expands its seismic surveys and the Navy issued a new Navtex to locate hydrocarbon deposits south of Crete. The new Navtex concerns the vessel Sanco Swift which is towing a 12km cable. According to state broadcaster ERT, the research vessel will move even further south, in an area of …

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Wildfire rages in SE Athens: Residents evacuated, one firefighter in hospital, houses burnt (videos)

At least one house has been reportedly burnt , one firefighter was taken to hospital due to respiratory problems and residents of Panorama Voula, South Athens, and neighboring areas were urged to evacuate their homes due to the wildfire on Saturday afternoon. Two bed-ridden elderly have been reportedly taken to …

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Rainfall floods homes, shops and a kindergarten in south Athens

Houses, shops and streets were flooded and people were trapped in their homes and vehicles in southern Athens when a rainstorm hit on Tuesday night. The Fire Service received dozens of calls for help. Note that the flooded areas Kallithea, Moschato, Neo Faliro are right next close to a construction …

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Greece’s Meteo updates warning as snow front moves to the South

Greece’s National Meteorological Service EMY updated Sunday noon its warning of snow weather front “Leandros” that is currently sweeping across the country. The next wave of weather deterioration will bring snow, sleet, torrential rainfalls, thunderstorms, gale-force winds and total frost. The recent EMY weather warning has been updated as the …

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Greece’s Medicane Zorbas strikes SW Peloponnese (videos, pictures)

It was short after 10 o’ clock on Saturday morning when Mediterranean Cyclone Zorbas stroke the Prefecture of Messinia in South-West Peloponnese, in South Greece. “Initially it was just rough sea, when suddenly strong wind started to blow and rain fell,” a local reporter said. In the Gulf of Messinia, …

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Autopsy indicates newborn was born alive, left to die in the cold

Creepy details about the death of the newborn baby boy found in the open space of a residential building in South Athens. According to the autopsy conducted on Monday, the baby boy was born alive, it was healthy and most probably died after being left for some 12 hours outdoors. …

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Earthquake 4.7 R rattles the Cyclades and the Dodecanese

An earthquake measuring 4.7 on Richer scale stroke the South Aegean Sea at 06:56 p.m. on Tuesday and rattled the islands of the Cyclades group and the Dodecanese. The epicenter was in the sea area 21 km North-West off the island of Astypalaia and South-East off the island of Amorgos. …

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UPS Schaeuble wants to allow EZ South to tap ESM for investment

German finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble was always against a common European debt, against Eurobonds and new support programs for the European South. He seems to have made a U-turn. As expected not without strict measures and concessions. According to German daily BILD, Schaeuble is working on a proposal that would …

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Earthquake jolts Crete with magnitude 5.2 R

An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale jolted Crete at 2:46 p.m. on Saturday. The epicenter was in the sea 57 km south of Agia Galini and 10 km south-east of Gavdos island. The depth is estimated to be 27 km. The earthquake lasted several seconds. No injuries or …

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