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5.6 Magnitude Quake Hits off Greek Coast

A 5.6 magnitude earthquake struck off the southwestern coast of Greece on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake was one of the largest to strike the country this year. USGS reports that the quake was 34 miles southwest...

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Corfu and Igoumenitsa

Αn earthquake was felt at about 8am on Sunday on the island of Corfu and nearby port-city Igoumenitsa. Geology Professor Efthymios Lekkas told private channel SKAI that the tremor measured 4.5 on the Richter scale. The earthquake had a shallow focal...

Magnitude 5.1 Earthquake Shakes Chalkidiki

A strong earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale was recorded in Chalkidiki, Northern Greece. The earthquake struck at 03:34am and its epicenter was located in the undersea region west of the Athos peninsula, 110km east/southeast from the city of...

Earthquakes Rattle Southern Greece Non-Stop

New seismic shocks have been noticed on January 29 between the islands of Crete and Santorini. The epicenter of the new earthquakes has been the same as the previous ones monitored within the past days. With a measuring of 4.5...

New Strong Tremor in Crete

A latest tremor of 5.2 on the Richter scale was registered last night off the island of Crete, 46 kilometres south-east of Santorini. The epicentre of the earthquake was located 13 kilometres below the ground. The Athens Geodynamic Institute says...

5.3 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Crete

A 5.3 magnitude earthquake struck the island of Crete on Wednesday, at 2:17pm. No damages or injuries have been reported so far. Seismologists place the epicenter of the quake 111km south of the city of Heraklion and 423km southeast of...

Light Earthquake Near Greek-Bulgarian Borders

The European Seismology Centre reported a light earthquake was registered 104 km south from Bulgaria's second largest city of Plovdiv Saturday evening, in the area of the Bulgarian-Greek border. The quake was of a 2.5 points magnitude on the Richter scale with an epicenter, located 20 kilometers...

Lesvos Sends Aid to Quake-Struck Van

Citizens of the island of Lesvos sent for the third time humanitarian aid to the now twice earthquake-hit city of Van in Eastern Turkey. A few days ago, representatives from the Hellenic Rescue Team of Mytilene accompanied the third and...

Greek Foreign Minister's Communications with Turkish Counterpart Regarding Earthquake

Foreign Minister Stavros Lambrinidis contacted his Turkish counterpart, Ahmet Davutoglu, by telephone regarding the earthquake that struck this afternoon in Turkey’s Van province, causing extensive material damage and an as yet unknown number of deaths. Mr. Lambrinidis expressed the deep...