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New earthquake app trialed by Institute of Geodynamics

New earthquake app trialed by Institute of Geodynamics The Institute of Geodynamics of the National Observatory of Athens presented a new mobile application that hopes to inform Greeks of seismic occurrences in their country quickly and accurately. The application is an immediate point of contact for the public, the press, and the scientific community for […]

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4.8 magnitude tremor felt in Kefalonia

4.8 magnitude tremor felt in Kefalonia An earthquake of 4.8 magnitude struck off the Ionian island of Kefalonia shortly before 3.30 p.m. Friday, according to the Geodynamic Institute of the National Observatory of Athens. The epicenter was reported at 17km west of Argostoli, the island’s capital, at a depth of 15.5 km.  There are no […]

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Quake shakes northwest Turkey

Quake shakes northwest Turkey An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.0 on the Richter scale was recorded in northwest Turkey on Wednesday afternoon according to estimates by the European Mediterranean Seismological Center. The earthquake’s focal point was identified approximately 200 kilometers east of Istanbul, with the city feeling the tremors. There are currently no reports […]

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Small tremor strikes off Rhodes

Small tremor strikes off Rhodes An earthquake measuring 3.3 on the Richter scale struck off the island of Rhodes at 8.26 a.m. on Thursday. Seismologists’ put the quake’s epicenter 13 kilometers northwest of the island, and its depth at 13.5 kilometres. Source : Newsroom Σύνδεσμος

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4.0-magnitude tremor recorded off Crete

4.0-magnitude tremor recorded off Crete A new earthquake measuring 4.0 on the Richter scale was recorded off the southeastern coast of Crete on Tuesday morning. The Athens Geodynamic Institute said the quake struck at 11.17 a.m. local time, with an epicenter 26 kilometers southeast of Zakros. The focal depth of the tremor was 9.7 kilometres. […]

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Earthquake in Crete – 3.8 Richter shakes Heraklion

Earthquake in Crete – 3.8 Richter shakes Heraklion A new earthquake occurred on Tuesday morning in Crete. According to the Geodynamic Institute, the magnitude of the earthquake was 3.8 Richter, the focal depth at 10 km while the epicenter is located 35 km north of Heraklion. Source : Σύνδεσμος

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Earthquake in Galaxidi

Earthquake in Galaxidi A magnitude 4.1 earthquake shook Galaxidi a while ago. The epicenter was reported at 21 km east of Galaxidi, with a depth of 93 km. Source : Σύνδεσμος

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Albania: Homes damaged, no injuries from 4.5 magnitude quake

Albania: Homes damaged, no injuries from 4.5 magnitude quake An earthquake with preliminary magnitude 4.5 in northeastern Albania has caused damage to more than a dozen houses but no injuries, Albanian authorities said Friday. The Institute of Geosciences reported that the quake struck at 8:10 a.m. and was followed by a series of smaller aftershocks […]

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Moderate Earthquake Jolts Athens

Moderate Earthquake Jolts Athens An earthquake hit Athens on Monday. A 2.9-magnitude earthquake jolted Athens at 3:53 PM local time on Monday. The quake was felt throughout the region of Attica. According to the National Observatory of Athens, the epicenter was around 10 km (6 miles) northeast of the Greek capital at a focal depth […]

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Light quake again jolts Arkalochori

Light quake again jolts Arkalochori An earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale was recorded at 13:11 on Friday, 5 km west-southwest of Arkalochori, Crete. The Geodynamics Institute of the Athens National Observatory said that the quake’s epicentre was located 344 km south-southeast of Athens. Source : Σύνδεσμος

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New 4.5 tremor rocks quake-stricken village 

New 4.5 tremor rocks quake-stricken village  A new earthquake hit on Thursday the small village of Arkalohori in southern Crete, where many residents still live in tents after a bigger tremor struck on September 27, killing one and injuring 20. The Geodynamic Institute in Athens said the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 4.5 and […]

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Earthquakw: 4.5R quake shakes Crete

Earthquakw: 4.5R quake shakes Crete An earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale shook the village of Arkalochori, Crete, on Thursday, according to the Athens… Περισσότερα… Source : Σύνδεσμος

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New earthquake in Arkalochori

New earthquake in Arkalochori A weak earthquake with a magnitude of 4.3 on the Richter scale was recorded by the seismological network in the early hours of Wednesday morning. The quake struck 341 km south / southeast of Athens. The epicenter of the vibration, which had a focal depth of 11.7 km, is located 5 […]

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Magnitude 4.3 earthquake jolts island of Crete

Magnitude 4.3 earthquake jolts island of Crete A moderate earthquake jolted the Greek island of Crete on Wednesday, the latest in a series of temblors in the area following a 5.8-magnitude quake that struck on September 27. The Geodynamic Institute in Athens said the earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 4.3 and occurred at 5.44 […]

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Quake off Greece’s Karpathos shakes eastern Mediterranean

Quake off Greece’s Karpathos shakes eastern Mediterranean An earthquake struck off the Greek island of Karpathos early on Tuesday, shaking towns and cities across the eastern Mediterranean, witnesses and media said. There were no immediate reports of casualties or major damage, however. “Really felt that one… Lasted for 30 seconds,” a witness in Lindos, Rhodes, […]

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Magnitude 6.1 Earthquake Shakes Greek Island of Karpathos

Magnitude 6.1 Earthquake Shakes Greek Island of Karpathos A 6.1 earthquake hit the sea area south of Karpathos on Tuesday. A strong earthquake of 6.1 Richter magnitude hit in the sea area south of the Greek island of Karpathos on Tuesday morning. According to the automatic solution of the Geodynamic Institute of the National Observatory […]

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Seismologists reassuring about the 6.1R earthquake in the sea region of Karpathos

Seismologists reassuring about the 6.1R earthquake in the sea region of Karpathos Seismologists are reassuring about the 6.1 magnitude earthquake that occurred earlier on Tuesday south-east of the island of Karpathos. “There is no concern,” Professor Akis Tselentis, director of the Athens Geodynamic Institute, told the Athens-Macedonian News Agency, noting that the epicentre was at […]

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Strong earthquake 6.1 Richter off Karpathos

Strong earthquake 6.1 Richter off Karpathos A strong earthquake of 6.1 Richter occurred, on Tuesday morning, in a sea area off Karpathos. According to the automatic solution of the Geodynamic Institute of the National Observatory of Athens, the seismic vibration was centered in an area 155 kilometers southeast of Karpathos. The focal depth of the […]

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Magnitude 6.1 quake jolts Karpathos, felt in Cairo, Israel

Magnitude 6.1 quake jolts Karpathos, felt in Cairo, Israel A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 shook the Greek island of Karpathos, in the southeastern Aegean Sea, on Tuesday morning, with reports saying it was felt as far as Egypt and Israel. The tremor struck at 8.32 a.m. local time about 127 kilometers […]

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Earthquake 4.1 on Richter scale off E. Crete early Saturday morning

Earthquake 4.1 on Richter scale off E. Crete early Saturday morning An earthquake of 4.1 magnitude on the Richter scale was registered at 02:25 on Saturday off Crete, the National Observatory… Περισσότερα… Source : Σύνδεσμος

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Earthquake Jolts Greek Island of Naxos

Earthquake Jolts Greek Island of Naxos An earthquake hit Naxos, Greece on Thursday. An earthquake measuring five on the Richter scale struck near the Greek island of Naxos, located in the Cyclades island chain, on Thursday afternoon. According to the Greek Geodynamic Institute, which tracks seismic activity around the country, the quake had a focal […]

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Greece’s Island and Shipping Minister visiting Crete after 6.3R earthquake

Greece’s Island and Shipping Minister visiting Crete after 6.3R earthquake Greece’s Shipping and Island Policy Minister Giannis Plakiotakis visited Sitia, Crete, on Wednesday in order to inspect the areas affected by yesterday’s earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale. The quake had a focal depth of 8.2 km and occurred in the sea area southeast […]

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Crete Earthquake: Dramatic Videos of People Running for Life Emerge

Crete Earthquake: Dramatic Videos of People Running for Life Emerge A small church collapsed following the powerful earthquake in Crete on Tuesday. Credit: AMNA Dramatic videos emerged showing people running out from businesses and shops as Tuesday’s 6.3 magnitude earthquake hits the island of Crete. The quake had a focal depth of 8.2 km (5.09 […]

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New strong earthquake jolts the Greek island of Crete within two weeks

New strong earthquake jolts the Greek island of Crete within two weeks A strong earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale was recorded at 12:24 on Tuesday, according to Athens National Observatory Geodynamics Institute.The quake’s epicenter was 23 km east of Zakros and its focal depth was 8.2 km.No injuries or damages have been reported […]

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Crete rocked by an earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale, no casualties reported

Crete rocked by an earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale, no casualties reported The island of Crete was rocked for the second time in two week by a strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 on the Richter scale. The president of the Organisation for Anti-Seismic Planning and Protection (OASP), Efthimios Lekkas, expressed the […]

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Powerful 6.3 Earthquake Hits South of Crete

Powerful 6.3 Earthquake Hits South of Crete A powerful earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale hit the sea area southeast of Crete. Public domain A powerful earthquake measuring 6.3 hit the sea area at 12:24 on Tuesday local time south of Crete. The quake had a focal depth of 8.2 km, and its epicenter […]

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6.3-magnitude quake rocks Crete

6.3-magnitude quake rocks Crete An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.3 on the Richter scale hit Crete on Tuesday afternoon, the National Observatory of Athens’ Geodynamic Institute has reported. The tremor’s epicenter was located some 23 kilometers off the southeastern coast of the island, which is still recovering from an earthquake of 5.8 Richter […]

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New challenges, new expectations

New challenges, new expectations Almost a year has passed since Samos was struck by a big earthquake. In many of the villages that were hit by the 7 Richter temblor, there are damaged houses that look ready to collapse into the narrow streets with their traffic and pedestrians. It’s easy to spot the dangers of […]

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Threat of Tsunami Abates as 6.1 Earthquake Jolts Tokyo

Threat of Tsunami Abates as 6.1 Earthquake Jolts Tokyo Blackout at a Tokyo train station following the powerful earthquake. Credit: Twitter/mkjpriyanshu Japan says that there is no risk of tsunami after an earthquake measuring 6.1 hit the region of Tokyo on Thursday. The quake, registering a strong 5 on Japan’s intensity scale, brought the strongest […]

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Almost 4,000 homes uninhabitable after Crete earthquake

Almost 4,000 homes uninhabitable after Crete earthquake Engineers on Crete have deemed almost 4,000 homes to be uninhabitable following September 27’s 5.8-magnitude quake earthquake.  By Wednesday, engineers had surveyed a total of 8,540 buildings, among them 7,015 residences, of which 56% (3,906) have been declared uninhabitable. Similarly, 52% of the 345 business premises examined are […]

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