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Kefalonia Earthquake Gives Birth to New Beaches

A seismology group from Athens University visited Kefalonia to record earthquake measurements after the recent earthquakes in the region. Initially it was observed that a huge beach expanding over thousands of square meters had emerged from the sea. They conducted detailed research in the area to discover that more beaches had showed up from nowhere and already existing beaches had further expanded. Finally, they came to the conclusion that an entire peninsula had elevated to 20cm in some spots.
The five-member team worked on the evaluation of the Paliki peninsula’s local geological conditions. The peninsula was elevated a few centimeters due to recent earthquake activity, which also caused the creation of an amazing new beach.
Interactions in the earth’s interior result in transformations of the surface. As geological processes take place they form mountains, rivers, lakes and beaches. These are the miracles of nature. The reaction of living creatures usually indicate forthcoming earthquakes.
This is what happened in early January when fishermen saw their fishing nets go empty while other residents of Kefalonia observed domesticated animals behaving in a strange manner. At the end of the same month the first earthquake took place.
The seismology group that arrived on the island mid May scanned the Palikis area with special devices every two kilometers. In the Livadi area they discovered that the water level in wetlands had risen and new beaches had emerged.

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