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Santorini Volcano in Greece to Erupt Again, Scientists Warn

A group of scientists believe the cosmopolitan island is “at high risk for volcanically- and seismically-induced hazards.

Geology of Greece: How the Country’s Beautiful Landscape Formed

Greece and its geology are a wonder of nature, a stunning landscape blessed with high mountains, blue seas and over six thousand islands.

Why the Mediterranean is One of the Saltiest Seas in the World

The Mediterranean Sea is one of the most storied and lovely bodies of water anywhere in the world -- and it is also one of the saltiest.

Source of Strange Booming Sound in Thessaloniki Discovered

The source of the strange booming sound plaguing residents of the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki was finally located on Tuesday. Nearly every night since December, residents of the city have been jolted awake by the banging noise they describe...

Aerial Bombing May Be Used to Stem Canary Islands Volcano Eruption

The Canary Islands volcano that has been erupting for 42 days straight might get its comeuppance soon if a Spanish lawmaker has his way. Displacing thousands of people and upending the lives of everybody on the entire island of...

Lava from Canary Islands Volcano Reaches the Atlantic Ocean

Red hot lava from a volcano that devastated the Spanish island of La Palma reached the Atlantic Ocean late on Tuesday evening, nine days after it started to flow down the mountain, wrecking buildings and destroying crops. Big clouds of...

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...