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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...

Scientists Have Been Warning for Years that Mandra was a Flood Danger Zone

A Greek professor of Geology revealed that the dangers from flooding in Mandra, where at least 15 people died on Wednesday, were studied by students at the University of Athens. Dimitris Papanikolaou, Professor of Geology, said that it has been...

Exhibition on the Elephant of Tilos at Athens University

A unique exhibition, titled "Elephas tiliensis. Dwarf and three-dimensional," was inaugurated at the Museum of Geology and Paleontology of the National University of Athens on Thursday. "This is the elephant of Tilos, the last elephant of Europe that arrived on...

From Ancient Mines to Healing Stones: The Evolution of the Stone Market in Greece

The importance of geology in Greece dates back to the Classical Era when mines filled with silver, gold, iron and other natural ores contributed to the formation of the ancient Greek civilization. In fact, many of the monuments of...

Rhinos and Giraffes In Drama: 9 Million B.C.

Rhinos, giraffes, gazelles, ponies and antelopes were living in the plain of Drama nine million years ago, as was revealed by the fossils found in the region Platania of the Municipality of Paranesti in the Regional Unit of Drama,...