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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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Earthquake 6R causes mini tsunami in south-eastern Crete (picts, video)

The earthquake that stroke off the island of Crete with a magnitude of 6 R on Saturday afternoon caused a mini tsunami, Greek seismologists and international scientists confirmed later on the day. The slight change of the sea level was observed by local residents as withdrawal and return of the …

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Tsunami Drill on the island of Kos to test warning devices Nov 19

The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) and authorities at the island of Kos will carry out a tsunami emergency drill on November 19, 2019 to test the Tsunami Last Mile (TLM) warning and response services that were set up at the Dodecanese island last August. The capital of Kos …

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Video shows how tsunami waves reached Italy 40 min after Zakynthos earthquake

An impressive video shows how the tsunami waves triggered by the 6.8R earthquake in Zakynthos reached the shores of  Italy in just 40 minutes. It reached the shores of South Peloponnese in just 25 minutes, with the waves reaching a height of 20 cm. The tsunami waves reached the sea …

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If big earthquake causes tsunami in the Aegean, it will reach coast in 10-15 minutes, says professor

If an earthquake measuring over 7 on the Richter scale causes a tsunami in the Aegean, people will have just 10-15 minutes to react until the wave slams on the coast, said Costas Synolakis, Professor of Environmental Engineering at the University of Crete, during a speech at an event at …

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Earthquake 6.4R triggers mini tsunami, floods coastal roads in Greece and Turkey

The powerful earthquake of 6.4R that stroke the island of Kos trigger a tsunami of 70 cm height. the phenomenon has been confirmed by the director of the Geodynamics Institute of the National Observatory of Athens, Akis Tselentis, and seismologist Gerasimos Papadopoulos. The tsunami carried small fishing boats ashore. Bigger …

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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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German Geologist Claims, Tsunami Could Hit Greece

A German geologist claims a tsunami could hit Greece. The scientific research claims of Klaus Reicherter, Professor for Neotectonics and Natural Hazards at the RWTH Aachen University in Germany, are based on centuries-old sources, like fifth-centry BC historian Herodotus ( 484 BC –  425 BC) and on the findings of excavations in the village of ancient Potidaea …

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No radiation in 14 Greeks coming from Japan – GR Food safety measures

Fourteen Greeks, among them a baby, arrived at Athens Eleftherios Venizelos airport Monday morning  from Japan. Conducted tests by Greek scientists showed no evidence of radiation on them. State television NET showed a woman carrying her 3-month old baby on her arms saying that she left as a precaution measure …

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