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Isthmus of Corinth Natural Laboratory for Geological Research

The intense seismic activities that occur at the Corinth Canal draw the attention of scientists worldwide. Professor Yiannis Papanikolaou of the Agricultural University of Athens told Espresso Newspaper that Corinth Canal is of great importance to seismologists and geologists, since ” it provides a natural laboratory for the study of earthquakes”.
Professor Papanikolaou also explained that professors and students from up to ten universities abroad are visiting Isthmus of Corinth for 1-2 weeks every year, in order to study the geological processes that take place there.
“The area of Corinth Canal can be a geological place with a great influence on the region and the whole country”, Professor Papanikolaou highlighted, adding that Corinth Canal carries such characteristics that make it unique worldwide.

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