earthquake

5.0 Earthquake Strikes Lesvos on Monday

An earthquake measuring 5 on the Richter scale hit south of the Greek island of Lesvos on Monday morning. According to the National Observatory of Athens, the quake struck at 7:46 AM local time. The epicenter was 46 kilometers (28.5...

Moderate Earthquake Rocks Cyprus

A moderate earthquake rocked the Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus on Thursday afternoon. According to the Cypriot Department of Geological Survey, the earthquake measured 5.4 on the Richter scale. The quake, felt across the entire island, delayed the Cypriot Parliament's vote...

Earthquake Barrage Shakes Central Greece

A series of moderate earthquakes shook the region of Nafpaktos, central Greece, on Wednesday. The first tremor -- of the magnitude of 4.4 on the Richter scale -- rocked the region shortly after midnight, the National Observatory of Athens reported. The...

Greece Delivers Aid to Quake-Struck Croatia

Greece delivered humanitarian aid to Croatia on Wednesday in response to the country's request for assistance after Tuesday's earthquake.

Strong 6.4 Earthquake Rocks Croatia, Surrounding Countries, At Least 5 Dead

A strong earthquake, measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale, rocked central Croatia on Tuesday. At least five people have been killed. There have been reports of widespread damage in the central Croatian city of Petrinja, south of Zagreb. According to Croatian...

Earthquake Jolts Greece's Rhodes, No Damage Reported

A relatively weak earthquake, measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale, was recorded at 09:13 local time near the popular Greek island of Rhodes. The quake was reported as having an epicenter 53 km (33 miles) east of Rhodes. Its focal depth...

Moderate Earthquake Hits North of Athens

A moderate earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale hit near the town of Thebes some 70 km (45 miles) north of Athens on Wednesday. The epicenter was reported to be 13 km east of Thebes and at a depth...

Young Turkish Prodigy and Greek Artist Band Together to Support Earthquake Victims

In a heart-warming act of compassion and solidarity, Nikos Nikolaidis, a Greek artist from Thessaloniki, and Mikail Akar, an eight-year-old art prodigy of Turkish descent, have collaborated on a large-scale painting in the wake of the disastrous earthquake that...

Greek Island of Samos Rises 18-25 Centimeters After Powerful Earthquake

According to preliminary data released by Greek scientists on Wednesday, the Greek island of Samos has risen 18-25 cm (9.84 inches) after it was struck by a powerful earthquake on Friday, The massive earthquake, which measured 7.0 magnitude on the...

300 Buildings Deemed Unsafe on Earthquake-Stricken Samos

A total of 300 buildings on the Aegean island of Samos have so far been judged to be temporarily as unsafe for habitation among all those inspected by infrastructure ministry civil engineers up until late on Sunday. Fifty-seven civil engineers...