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Crete Earthquake: Dramatic Videos of People Running for Their Lives

Dramatic videos emerged showing people running out of businesses and shops as Tuesday's 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit the island of Crete. The quake had a focal depth of 8.2 km (5.09 miles), and its epicenter was southeast of the city...

Hundreds of Homes Damaged in Crete Earthquake

Greek authorities announced on Wednesday that hundreds of homes and businesses have been damaged following the powerful 5.8 earthquake that hit central Crete on Monday. As of Wednesday evening, engineer inspections of 1,199 structures have established that three-quarters of them...

Magnitude of Crete Earthquake Stuns Greek Seismologists

Greek seismologists stated on Monday that they had been were expecting an earthquake on Crete, but were stunned by its magnitude, measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale, which left houses ruined, rocks lying on roads and one person dead...

Greek Seismologists At War Over Possibility of Powerful Quake

A fierce debate erupted among Greek seismologists last week over the prediction that an earthquake measuring 6 on the Richter scale is likely to occur over the next two months. The temblor is said to be most likely to...

New Earthquake Rattles Lesvos Island

A new earthquake measuring 5 points on the Richter scale, rocked Lesvos island on Sunday afternoon, following a series of tremors during the week. No injuries or damages were reported by local authorities. The tremors were felt at 3:48 pm. The...

Greek Seismologists Fear Activation of Fault May Cause 6.6 Richter Earthquake off Lesvos

Greek seismologists are concerned about the activation of a fault 10 to 15 km north of Lesvos that can cause a 6.6 Richter earthquake. Professor of seismology at Aristotle Univerity of Thessaloniki Constantinos Papazachos expressed his view after the three...

Seismic Activity Following Earthquake in Lefkada Was Unexpected

Akis Tselentis the director of the Geodynamic Institute of Athens stressed that Greek citizens need to be cautious after the 6.1 Richter earthquake that took place near the island of Lefkada a few days ago. The institute’s director and professor...

Meeting at Public Order Ministry on Handling Possible New Quake

Public Order Minister Vasilis Kikilias called an emergency meeting at the ministry after seismologists claimed that there is a possibility for another, stronger earthquake. The two earthquakes on Tuesday morning have alarmed authorities and forced the Greek minister to call...

Kefalonia Earthquake Gives Birth to New Beaches

A seismology group from Athens University visited Kefalonia to record earthquake measurements after the recent earthquakes in the region. Initially it was observed that a huge beach expanding over thousands of square meters had emerged from the sea. They...

Cephalonia: Severe Damage Due to Earthquake

The residents of Cephalonia, Greece are suffering a third day of aftershocks following the strong earthquake that occurred at noon on Sunday, January 26. An aftershock that struck early on Tuesday morning was measured at 4.2 on the Richter scale....