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5.2 Earthquake Shakes Greece's Karpathos Island

An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale hit 78 km (48 miles) southeast of the Greek island of Karpathos at 15:38 UTC (17:38 local time) on Tuesday. According to initial estimations by the European - Mediterranean Seismic Center, the...

Ankara Issues NAVTEX Adjacent to Greek Islands Just Before Leaders' Meeting

Just hours before Wednesday's crucial meeting of the leaders of Greece and Turkey in London, Ankara issued a new Navigational Telex (NAVTEX) blocking a large maritime area adjacent to three major Greek islands in the Eastern Mediterranean. The Hydrographic station...

4.9 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Greece's Dodecanese Islands

An earthquake measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale hit the Dodecanese islands in Greece on Wednesday afternoon. The quake took place at 3 o'clock in the afternoon local time, 41 kilometers (25 miles) northeast of the island of Karpathos and...

Two Divers Found Dead in Underwater Cave off Karpathos

Two foreign nationals have been found dead in an underwater cave off the island of Karpathos, the second largest of the Dodecanese islands, in the southeastern Aegean Sea. The two men, aged 65 and 30, dived inside the cave on...

Earthquake Rattles Southeastern Aegean

An earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale struck off the coast of Karpathos at midday on Saturday. Greece's Geodynamic Institute reported that the quake's epicenter was 71 kilometers off the southeastern Aegean island's coast and had a depth of...

Greek Marine Scientists Warn of Highly Toxic Fish Spotted in the Aegean (video)

Marine biologists in Greece have recently launched a program to control a highly toxic fish that has been spotted in the Aegean in the last few years. The Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR), a governmental research organization, has expressed...

Two Earthquakes Jolt Greek Islands of Karpathos and Rhodes

Two tremors were recorded earlier on Friday under the seabed near the island of Karpathos, which were felt on Karpathos and the island of Rhodes. The first quake, measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale, was recorded at 12:29 AM on...

German Newspapers Praise Karpathos' Astonishing Beauty

Karpathos was the center of the attention for the German Press this summer as it was featured in many of the main newspapers of Berlin. The tradition and authenticity of the island combined with its amazing flora and fauna were...

Athens-Washington Discuss New U.S. Army Base on Greece's Karpathos

Greece and the United States are in deliberations over the establishment of a U.S. Army base on Karpathos island in the Dodecanese. According to an ANT1 television report, discussions are at an advanced stage. The U.S. discusses the use of...

Forbes Praises Karpathos for Budget Travel

Karpathos -- a remote Greek island famed for preserving its traditions and dialect -- has won a place on Forbes Magazine's list of the best 33 budget destinations for 2018. An army of independent travel journalists, bloggers and writers specialized...