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On this day in 1999, Athens was hit by devastating Earthquake

On this day in 1999, Athens was hit by devastating Earthquake

A devastating earthquake hit Athens on September 7, 1999, leaving 143 people dead, 2,000 injured and 70,000 buildings damaged. The 1999 Athens earthquake occurred at 2:56pm near Mount Parnitha and lasted approximately…

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Earthquake hits island of Rhodes

The Greek island of Rhodes was shaken by an earthquake measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale at 07:06am today, Monday. Authorities claimed the epicentre of the earthquake was in the sea about…

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Crete earthquake: Small tsunami triggered

The 6.0 magnitude earthquake that jolted the Greek island of Crete on Saturday afternoon, triggered a small tsunami on the southern coast of Crete and on the island of Chrysi. Chrysi is…

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6 magnitude earthquake shakes the island of Crete

Breaking News: An earthquake measuring 6 on the Richter scale, jolted the Greek island of Crete this afternoon. Its epicentre was 118 kilometres south of Ierapetra at the depth of 10 km.…

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5.3 Magnitude Earthquake strikes off the Greek Island of Karpathos

A 5.3 magnitude earthquake shook the Eastern Dodecanese islands on Thursday afternoon, according to a preliminary reading from the Athens’ Geodynamic Institute. The epicentre of the earthquake that struck after 1 p.m.,…

5.5 magnitude earthquake hits Karpathos 3

5.5 magnitude earthquake hits Karpathos

A 5.5-magnitude earthquake has struck close to tourist hot spots Kos and Rhodes in Greece, the United States Geological Survey said. 70km ESE of Karpathos, Greece. 2020-01-28 17:38:34 at epicenter (20m ago,…

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Greece sends mobile cooking units to Albania

The Greek army on Thursday sent three mobile cooking units to earthquake-stricken neighbouring Albania, following at the instructions of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. Greece has been quick to assist its neighbour having…

6.1 Richter earthquake hits between Chania and Kythera 4

6.1 Richter earthquake hits between Chania and Kythera

According to the European Mediterranean Center, a 6.1 Richter earthquake has just hit between the centre of Kythera and Chania at around 9:25 am on Wednesday 27th of November, 2019. The earthquake…

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Greece sends humanitarian aid to Albania

Greece’s General Secretariat for Civil Protection, announced that the Greek Air Force on Sunday helped with the transfer of some 9 tonnes of humanitarian aid to neighbouring Albania, which was recently struck…

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4.9 Magnitude Earthquake shakes the island of Rhodes

An earthquake measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale, jolted the Greek island of Rhodes yesterday afternoon. According to data from the Euro Mediterranean Seismic Centre, the quake hit around 3.pm. and was…

Magnitude 4 earthquake strikes 26km NW of Athens 6

Magnitude 4 earthquake strikes 26km NW of Athens

A magnitude 4 earthquake has striked 25km NW of Athens, according to reports from the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Centre. The earthquake occurred shortly before 9.30 a.m. and was centered 6 kilometers north of…

A 4.7 magnitude earthquake shakes Western Greece 12

A 4.7 magnitude earthquake shakes Western Greece

An earthquake measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale struck western Greece at 6:10pm on Saturday, the Geodynamic Institute of the National Observatory of Athens reported. The tremor was felt in Amfilohia, Agrinio…

Landslides destroy roads and house on Lesvos island 18

Landslides destroy roads and house on Lesvos island

Major landslides by heavy rainfall have caused serious damage to the road network and houses in the municipality of Plomari on the island of Lesvos according to local authorities. Authorities closed certain…