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Samos Εarthquake Was Μain Τremor but Αftershocks Will Follow, Scientists Say

Seismologists warned that people should expect a series of strong aftershocks to follow the 6.7 earthquake which struck the island of Samos and the Turkish coast on Friday. They urged the public to stay away from buildings which showed signs...

Tsunami Hits Greece's Samos Island After Powerful Earthquake

A series of mini-tsunamis hit the Greek island of Samos minutes after the strong earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale occurred under the Aegean Sea between Greece and Turkey. Footage shows water flooding the streets in the capital city...

United States Embassy in Turkey Expresses Sorrow for Loss of Life in Earthquake

On Friday the United States embassy in Ankara issued a Tweet expressing its sorrow for the deaths which occurred as a result of the earthquake in the sea between Samos, Greece and Izmir, Turkey. The Embassy encourages all Americans who...

Buildings Collapse as 6.7 Earthquake Hits Greek Island of Samos

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.7 on the Richter scale hit the island of Samos on Friday around the noon hour, leading residents to run into the streets and triggering a mini-tsounami. Lasting for a prolonged time, the temblor...

Archbishop Elpidophoros Sends Message to Quake-Ravaged Greece and Turkey

In a message posted on Friday morning on Twitter, Archbishop Elpidophoros, the leader of all the Greek Orthodox faithful of the Americas, sent his condolences and prayers to all those who hav been impacted by the earthquake that struck...

Seven Dead as Buildings Collapse, Tsunami Hits Turkish Coast After Aegean Earthquake

A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 on the Richter scale struck just under the  Aegean Sea on Friday afternoon, causing a great deal of damage in the Turkish coastal city of Izmir (Smyrna) and the Greek island...

Fire Breaks Out at Refugee Camp on Greek Island of Samos

The second fire in one week broke out in the refugee camp on Samos on Sunday evening. Reportedly, three containers were burned in the area that houses unaccompanied minors. Authorities believe that the fires were intentionally set. According to the Greek...

EU Approves 130 Million Euros for Refugee Facilities on Greek Islands

    The European Commission announced on Monday the disbursement of a total of 130 million euros designated for the construction of three controlled-access refugee and migrant facilities on the Greek islands of Samos, Leros and Kos. The funds have now been...

Fires at Greek Island Migrant Camp Force Evacuation

Two fires that broke out on Sunday evening outside the migrant camp on the island of Samos, in the eastern Aegean, have destroyed a number of shacks built by asylum seekers outside the perimeter of the camp. Firefighters who had...

Athens Issues NAVTEX from Lesvos to Samos to Limit Refugee, Migrant Passages

Greek authorities recently issued a Navigational Telex (NAVTEX), legally blocking off a large maritime area around the islands of Lesvos, Chios and Samos in the Eastern Aegean Sea. The apparent reason for this move is to limit, to the greatest...