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5.9 Earthquake Strikes Off the Coast of Rhodes

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake has struck the area east of the Greek island of Rhodes, the Athens-based Geodynamic Institute said. The institute reported that the earthquake hit around 2.37 p.m. local time Wednesday, with its epicenter located about 63 kilometers...

4.8 Earthquake Rattles Lesvos Island, Greece

A magnitude 4.8 earthquake rattled the island of Lesvos on Tuesday morning. There have been no reports of injuries. The earthquake hit five kilometers east southeast of the town of Mithymna and had a focal depth of 12.4 kilometers, according...

Earthquakes in Greece: The Areas of High Risk

The frequency of earthquake activity in Greece makes it rank sixth in the world and first in Europe in the damage caused by temblors. This is due to some unique geological characteristics, caused by the movements of the tectonic plates...

Οver 70 Aftershocks Recorded in Evia, Greece After 4.9 Earthquake

Over seventy aftershocks rattled Evia, Greece in the twenty-four hours following the 4.9 earthquake on Wednesday near the town of Psachna. The tremor was also felt in Athens around 65 kilometers (40 miles) to the south of the island. The epicenter...

4.9 Earthquake Rattles Evia and Athens on Wednesday

A strong earthquake rattled the island of Evia in central Greece at 2:25 pm local time. The tremor was felt in Athens around 65 kilometers (40 miles) to the south of the island. According to the Geodynamic Institute of Athens,...

New 4.9 Earthquake Hits Evia, Greece

A 4.9 earthquake hit the island of Evia in central Greece on Tuesday evening. The island was rattled by a series of aftershocks throughout Tuesday after an early morning quake measuring 4.8. There is no information on damages. The focal depth...

Magnitude 4.7 Earthquake Rattles Evia Island in Greece

A magnitude 4.7 earthquake hit the island of Evia in central Greece in the early hours of Tuesday. The tremor was felt in Athens, but no damages have been reported. According to the National Observatory of Athens (NOA,) the earthquake...

Dozens Injured After Magnitude-5.9 Earthquake Hits Turkey

A magnitude-5.9 earthquake struck northwest Turkey in the early hours of Wednesday, injuring at least forty-six people. The shallow tremor struck about 170 kilometers (105 miles) east of Istanbul, the country's largest city, where strong tremors were felt. National authorities said...

More than 200 Dead in Indonesia Earthquake

More than 200 people have been killed by an earthquake that hit the island of Java in Indonesia. Many of the victims were children who were trapped under rubble when the school buildings collapsed. The quake, which had a magnitude...

5.5 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Crete

A strong earthquake of 5.5 on the Richter scale hit northeast of Crete in the early hours of Monday, the National Observatory of Athens (NOA) announced. The epicenter of the quake was in the sea area between Crete and the...