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Archbishop of Greece Ieronymos Expresses Sorrow over Samos Earthquake

The Archbishop of Greece Ieronymos sent his sorrowful condolences to the people of Samos on Friday after the earthquake which took the lives of two of its teenagers and caused widespread damage. "I express my deepest sorrow for the unfortunate...

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...

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...

Greek Man Recounts Horror of Indonesian Tsunami

Marinos Kokotovis, a Greek national who has lived in Indonesia for more than 30 years, was a firsthand witness of the most recent catastrophic tsunami which hit Indonesia on Saturday evening local time. Speaking with Greece's Skai TV, Kokotovis said...

Greece Expresses Solidarity with Indonesia After Tsunami

Greece's  Ministry of Foreign Affairs  expressed its condolences and solidarity with the Indonesian people who are suffering from the devastating tsunami which hit the country on Saturday after the eruption of the Anak Krakatau volcano. According to BBC.com, Saturday's tsunami struck...

Collapse of Mount Etna Could Trigger Tsunami in the Ionian Sea, Scientists Warn

Mount Etna in Sicily, Europe’s biggest active volcano, is slipping eastwards into the sea, and scientists fear that it could trigger a catastrophic tsunami. Scientists are concerned the slow movements that have been measured on Mount Etna’s southeastern flank could...

Scientists Warn of Quakes Stronger than 7 Magnitude in the Aegean

A scientific study has warned that the five major fault lines that exist at the bottom of the Aegean Sea between Santorini and Amorgos could produce earthquakes of up to 7.3 magnitude on the Richter scale. According to the research...

Study: Earthquakes Threaten 8 in 10 Greeks

Eight in ten Greeks are potential victims of earthquake tremors, while Greece ranks tenth to be potentially hit by a tsunami, a study says. The study is conducted by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission and is called...

Scientists Warn of Possible Earthquakes, Volcanic Eruptions, Tsunamis in Santorini

Greek and international scientists warn of a possibility of earthquakes, underwater volcanic eruptions and accompanying tsunamis in the Santorini-Amorgos area. The international PROTEUS project (Plumbing Reservoirs Of The Earth Under Santorini), composed of Greek, American and British scientists and funded...

Greek Scientists Propose New Tsunami Intensity Scale

Japan may have experienced major disasters from tsunamis, but the creation of a new integrated tsunami intensity scale came from Greece. According to an article in “Eleftherotypia” a research team from the Laboratory of Tectonics and Geological Mapping of the...