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4.9 Earthquake Jolts Nafpaktos

An earthquake measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale was recorded at 5:30 AM on Wednesday in an area 11 km (6.8 miles) southwest of Nafpaktos and with focal depth 5 kilometers, the National Observatory of Athens Geodynamics Institute stated. The...

Famous Speleologists Explore Corfu's Stunning Caves

The famous Dutch speleologist René van Vliet and his team recently explored more than fifteen caves in Corfu in a span of less than 25 days. The caving team was comprised of famous speleologists and forestologists from across Europe, including...

New Safety Measures Announced for Zante's Iconic Navagio Beach

A plan to manage visitor safety will be put into place for Greece's iconic Navagio Beach on the island of Zante in response to last summer's landslide which occurred on the beach. Efthimios Lekkas, the president Greece's Geology and Geo-environmental Department,...

Corinth Canal Closed Temporarily After Landslide

The canal on the Isthmus of Corinth, the narrow land bridge which connects the Peloponnese peninsula with the rest of the mainland of Greece, was closed to large vessels on Thursday afternoon after the rocks on one side of...

New Earthquake Hits Near Zakynthos as Aftershocks Continue

A new earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale jolted the island of Zakynthos in the early hours of Friday, a week after the area was hit by a tremor with a magnitude of 6.4. The latest quake was recorded...

Water in Zakynthos' Famous 'Shipwreck Beach' Changes Color after Landslide (video)

A landslide caused by the recent earthquake which rocked the island of Zakynthos has resulted in the pristine turquoise waters of the island's famous Navagio (Shipwreck) Beach turning white. This has occurred as a result of rocks which have...

Scientists: Zakynthos Earthquake Moved Island By 3 Centimeters

The island of Zakynthos has moved at least three centimeters to the southwest following the strong earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale that shook the island early on Friday. Dr. Athanassios Ganas, Research Director at the Geodynamics Institute of...