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Weather warning sent to residents of Zakynthos, Achaia

Residents on the island of Zakynthos in the Ionian Sea and the Achaia prefecture in western Peloponnese were alerted of upcoming dangerous weather phenomena with an emergency warning sms via <112>. The message urged them to minimize travel and take protective measures due to strong rain and gale-force winds. The …

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Earthquake rattles the island of Zakynthos with 4.3R

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.3 on the Richter scale rattled the island of Zakynthos at 10.49 a.m. on Sunday morning, October 30, 2022. The epicenter of the earthquake was located 58 kilometers southwest of the village of Agios Leontas and had a focal depth of 10 kilometers. No …

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Forest fire on Zakynthos; 133 wildfires in last 24 hours (video)

A big forest fire is raging in a difficult to access area on the island of Zakynthos on Monday, with firefighters and aerial means to try to combat the blaze and hinder it from reaching residential area. The fire broke out short after 4 o’ clock in the afternoon and …

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UPDATE Rocks fall on Shipwreck, after earthquake strikes with 5.4R between Kefalonia and Zakynthos

A earthquake stroke with a magnitude of 5.4 on the Richter scale between the islands of Zakynthos and Kefalonia in the Ionian Sea. Greece’s Geodynamic Institute announced. The tremor occurred at 10:36 Thursday morning 70 km West of Zakunthos and 57km South-West of Lixouri on Kefalonia. It focal depth was …

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Forest fire on Zakynthos: Residents and tourists ordered to evacuate

Residents and tourists at the village Megala Alonia -Megaloni – were ordered to evacuate due to a wildfire that broke out in the northern part of  the island of Zakynthos short before Wednesday noon. Residents have received a message via the 112 emergency number to evacuate toward the village of …

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Femicide on Zakynthos: “Police could do no more, killer was determined,” says Citizen Protection Minister

The Minister of Citizen Protection, Takis Theodorikakos, said on Wednesday that police stations have received 5,140 complaints for domestic violence in 2022. Regarding the femicide on the island of Zakynthos, the minister said that “the killer was determined” and police did all it could. The Minister was speaking to Mega …

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Femicide in Greece: Two women stabbed to death on Crete & Zakynthos within 12 hours

Femicide: Two women were stabbed to death by their husbands within twelve hours. The victims were living on the islands of Crete and Zakynthos in the family homes. One woman had asked for divorce, the other one had filed to local police against her husband for domestic violence. A 56-year-old …

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Henderson murder case retrial postponed; US-Vice raises issue to Greek PM

The parents of Bakari Henderson were back to the courtroom in Patras on Monday where the trial at Second Instance for the men accused of killing their 22-year-old four years ago was set to begin today. The couple that had traveled for one more time from Austin, Texas, to Greece …

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Floods, extensive damages as bad weather hits Zakynthos

Torrential rainfalls and stormy winds hit the islands of Zakynthos on Friday morning causing major damages in homes and businesses and infrastructure. Roads, homes, shops and hotels were flooded, landslides blocked main roads, solar heaters flew in the air and pergolas were found tens of meters away. Kalamaki via ermisnews.gr …

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Earthquake rattles the islands of Zakynthos and Kefalonia with 4.2 R

An earthquake measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale rattled the islands of Zakynthos and Kefalonia in the Ionian Sea early afternoon Tuesday, September 14, 2021. According to the Geodynamic Institute of the National Observatory of Athen, the epicenter of the earthquake was  35 kilometers south-west of Volimes village on Zakynthos. …

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Zakynthos: “No extension of mini lockdown,” says Regional Governor

Hours after the Civil Protection announced the extension of the mini lockdown on the island of Zakynthos, the Regional Governor of the Ionian island Rodi Kratsa told media that this decision has been revoked. Speaking to state broadcaster ERT on Friday morning, Kratsa said that the situation has been re-evaluated …

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Civil Protection extends “mini lockdown” in Chania and Zakynthos

Greece’s Civil Protection extended on Thursday the “mini lockdown” imposed on the island of Zakynthos and the Regional Unit of Chania, Crete, a week ago. The extension of the restrictions such as night curfew and music ban follows a recommendation by the Committee of Infectious Diseases and the Protection of …

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Fire-fighting aircraft crashes on Zakynthos, pilot safe (video)

A PZL firefighting airplane crashed during operations to put out a fire on Zakynthos island on Sunday. The pilot survived. Media reported that the pilot made an emergency landing on the trees in the Makria Rahi area and managed to get out of the wreck. A local told Ionian TV …

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