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Earthquake Risk Model Shows Greece Amongst Most Threatened Nations

Greece is threatened by a disaster caused by an earthquake, scientists who have created the first earthquake risk model for the whole of Europe say. The report by the European Facilities for Earthquake Hazard and Risk (EFEHR) prepared by European...

The Ancient Earthquake That Destroyed Nearly Everything on Crete

While the island regularly experiences earthquakes, Crete faced incredible destruction in antiquity after an ancient quake destroyed nearly everything on the island and the region in 365 AD. In fact, the underwater earthquake, which is believed to have been a...

Tsunami Warning Issued after Powerful Earthquake in Japan

A tsunami warning was issued after a powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit Japan on Wednesday. The earthquake struck in northern Japan, just off the coast of the region of Fukushima. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, the quake hit 60...

4.6 Earthquake Rattles Crete on Wednesday

A 4.6 magnitude earthquake hit the sea area south of Crete in the early hours of Wednesday. Although the quake was felt as far as north as Heraklion, there have been no reports of damage. According to the National Observatory of...

Massive Earthquake Could Hit US West Coast, Scientists Warn

A massive earthquake could strike San Francisco at any moment, scientists warn. When it does, the city and its surrounding area can expect to be slammed with the force of hundreds of atomic bombs. The United States Geological Survey (USGS)...

Two Earthquakes Shake Lefkada Island, Greece

Two earthquakes struck the Ionian island of Lefkada, Greece within a few hours on Wednesday evening and Thursday morning. The first tremor measuring 3.9 occurred on Wednesday evening, followed by a stronger 4.4 earthquake overnight. The epicenter of the second earthquake...

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...

Series of Aftershocks Follow 5.4 Earthquake at Athos, Greece

An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale was recorded on Sunday, 23 km (14.3 miles) southwest of the Athos peninsula and 229 km (142 miles) north-northwest of Athens, the Geodynamics Institute of Athens National Observatory said. The quake's focal...

Magnitude 6.4 Earthquake Rattles Cyprus

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 has hit the Cyprus region, the European Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) announced on Tuesday. The earthquake was at a depth of 2 km (1.24 miles). The Geological Survey Department said the quake was...

5.3 Earthquake Hits Florina, Northern Greece

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.3 was registered near Florina, in northwestern Greece late on Sunday, the Geodynamic Institute of the National Observatory of Athens said. There were no reports of injuries, although some older buildings suffered damage. The German...