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Magnitude 5.0 Earthquake Hits South of Crete

An earthquake of magnitude 5.0 occurred in the early hours of Sunday eighty kilometers southeast of Ierapetra, Crete, the National Observatory of Athens (NOA) reported. The quake hit a shallow depth of ten kilometers at 6:04 am local time. There have...

Magnitude 7.5 Earthquake Hits Southwest Mexico

Southwest Mexico was hit by a magnitude 7.5 earthquake on Monday, instigating evacuations after killing one person and causing swaying of buildings in the capital. Exactly five years ago, a deadly tremor killed 370 people in the same region in...

Deadly 1986 Earthquake Still Haunts Greece’s Kalamata

On September 13th, Greece's Kalamata marks the anniversary of the deadly earthquake of 1986 that flattened parts of the city and claimed the lives of dozens of people. A solemn ceremony at the memorial dedicated to the victims is scheduled to...

Iconic Navagio Beach in Zakynthos Closed After Landslide

Greek authorities closed off the famous Navagio Beach, or Shipwreck Beach, on Zakynthos following a landslide caused by the earthquake that hit nearby Kefalonia earlier on Thursday. The area has been evacuated, and tourists and boats are prohibited from accessing...

Magnitude 5.4 Earthquake Rattles Kefalonia Island in Greece

A magnitude 5.4 earthquake hit between the islands of Kefalonia and Zakynthos in the Ionian Sea on Thursday morning. The earthquake occurred a few minutes after 10:30 local time. There are no reports of injuries to people. However, on Zakynthos, Greek...

5.2 Earthquake Strikes Greece’s Samos

A magnitude 5.2 earthquake hit the sea off Greece's Samos on Wednesday, according to an announcement by the Geodynamics Institute of the National Observatory of Athens. The epicenter was reported to have occurred seventeen kilometers southwest of the town of...

Magnitude 4.3 Earthquake Strikes Near Lefkada Island, Greece

Lefkada, Greece was shaken by a magnitude 4.3 earthquake that hit the island in the Ionian Sea early on Tuesday. According to the National Observatory of Athens (NOA), the quake at 06:49 a.m. struck at a focal depth of 16.5...

Magnitude 4.3 Earthquake Strikes Near Larisa, Greece

A 4.3-magnitude earthquake struck the region near Larisa in central Greece on Tuesday, the Athens-based Institute of Geodynamics reported. The quake’s epicenter was ten kilometers southwest of the town of Tyrnavos. The tremor occurred at 9:36 a.m. local time at...

Hundreds Killed, Scores Injured in Afghanistan Earthquake

More than 900 people have been killed, and scores were injured after a powerful earthquake hit Afghanistan on Wednesday, according to the country's state news agency. Pictures shared on social media showed people on stretchers, rubble, and ruined homes in...

Did Ancient Greeks Build their Temples Where Earthquakes Struck?

The Ancient Greeks may have built temples and other sacred or treasured sites deliberately on land previously affected by earthquakes.