Articles tagged "greece"

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Earthquake swarm near Santorini volcano, Greece

A seismic swarm started just SW of the Greek Santorini volcano on January 13, 2019. While there is currently no indication that the earthquakes are volcanic in origin, the situation merits close monitoring. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 1950 (VEI...

January 13, 2019

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Northern Greece records all-time low temperature, Athens blanketed in snow

Cold Arctic air and snowstorms affecting Greece over the past couple of days claimed lives of at least 3 people and caused record low temperature in the country's north. Heavy snow disrupted both land and air traffic, with the worst of it affecting East...

January 10, 2019

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Blizzards leave 14 people dead as cold snap hits Greece, other parts of Europe and Middle East

At least 14 people have been killed and several others remain missing after below freezing temperatures and blizzards hit Europe this week. Severe weather is expected to continue into the new week. Act accordingly. Temperatures in central and northern Greece have...

January 06, 2019

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Strong and shallow M6.8 earthquake hits near Zakynthos, Greece, strong aftershocks

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the EMSC as M6.8 hit under the Ionian Sea, west of Zakynthos, West Greece at 22:54 UTC on October 25, 2018 (01:54 local time, October 26). The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting M6.8 at a...

October 26, 2018

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Medicane "Cindy" (Zorbas) hits Greece and Turkey, leaving at least 3 people missing

Medicane "Cindy," also known as Zorbas, as named by Freie Universität Berlin, developed in the Mediterranean Sea on September 27, 2018, and moved past the southwestern tip of Peloponnese, Greece on September 29 with winds of 90 km/h (55 mph) and gusts...

October 01, 2018

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Rockfall injures 7 people, capsizes small boats at Navagio Beach in Zakynthos, Greece

At least 7 people were injured and several small boats capsized after a rockfall hit Navagio Beach beach on the Greek island of Zakynthos on September 13, 2018. This beach, also known as the Shipwreck beach, is only accessible by sea and is a popular tourist...

September 13, 2018

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Intense rainstorm hits Athens after deadly wildfires, causing major flooding, Greece

A very intense 30-minute rainstorm hit parts of Athens, Greece on July 26, 2018, causing major flooding. The event comes just days after massive wildfires claimed lives of at least 82 people. The storm flooded suburban Athens and in some parts of the city,...

July 27, 2018

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At least 80 killed as major wildfires destroy hundreds of homes and vehicles in Attica, Greece

Hundreds of homes and vehicles have been destroyed and at least 80 people died in Attica region following a number of devastating wildfires that ignited near Athens, Greece on Monday, July 23, 2018. Regional Governor Rena Dourou declared a state of emergency for...

July 24, 2018

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Destructive flash floods hit parts of Greece

Destructive flash floods hit parts of Greece on June 26, 2018, causing serious structural damage. Numerous rivers burst their banks across the mainland, sending high-speed flood waters through populated regions. One of the worst-hit areas is the town of Mandra, the...

June 27, 2018

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'Long-duration' M5.5 earthquake shakes Peloponnese, Greece

A shallow earthquake registered by the EMSC as Mw5.5 earthquake hit near the coast of southwestern Peloponnese, a peninsula in southern Greece, at 05:14 UTC (08:14 local time) on June 25, 2018. The quake hit at a depth of 10 km (5 miles). The USGS reports M5.5 at a...

June 25, 2018

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Heavy rain, hail and floods hit Thessaloniki, Greece

Heavy rain and hail storm hit Greek port city of Thessaloniki on Thursday, May 11, 2018, flooding roads and houses. Fire department operations coordinator for Northern Greece said that heavy rain flooded roads and buildings, including Thessaloniki’s iconic...

May 11, 2018

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Flooding hits parts of Greece, Bulgaria and Turkey as rivers overflow

Several rivers in southeastern Europe have broken their banks late March 2018, causing flooding in parts of northern Greece, southeastern Bulgaria, and northwestern Turkey. The Evros (Meriç / Maritsa) River in Greece has been at dangerous levels since March...

March 31, 2018

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Severe dust storm hits Crete, Greece

A cutoff low in the central Mediterranean pushed huge amounts of Saharan dust from Libya toward the eastern Mediterranean on March 22, 2018, heavily impacting the region, especially the island of Crete. A thick layer of Saharan sand reached Crete around 16:00 local...

March 23, 2018

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Rare Mediterranean tropical-like cyclone forms, heading toward Greece

A rare tropical cyclone-like storm dubbed 'medicane' formed in the Ionian sea on November 17, 2017, and is affecting the region with heavy rain and strong winds. This strengthening storm is expected to hit the western coast of Greece on Saturday, November 18...

November 17, 2017

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"Biblical disaster:" Destructive flash floods rage through Athens outskirts, 21 killed

A severe overnight storm turned roads of towns on the outskirts of Greek capital Athens into raging rivers of mud and debris on November 15, 2017. At least 19 people have been killed and many injured. "Everything is lost, the disaster is biblical,"...

November 15, 2017

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Heavy rain causes severe flash flooding in Greece, claims 4 lives

At least 4 people have died and one is missing after heavy rains caused heavy flooding in southern and northern parts of Greece on Wednesday, September 7, 2016. The floods destroyed homes and swept cars out to sea. The flooding hit towns and cities from...

September 08, 2016

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A spell of rain and snow in Greece

Heavy rainfall and a strong snowstorm hit northern Greece on the weekend of January 16, 2016. Abundant precipitation caused the Pineios river to overflow. A bridge in Diava, Kalambaka collapsed due to flooding and one person died in a weather-related incident, local...

January 18, 2016

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Strong flash floods inundate parts of Greece

Severe thunderstorms accompanied with heavy rainfall have been battering parts of Greece since October 20, 2015 Lashing downpours triggered major flash floods and mudslides over the last couple of days, flooding homes and causing infrastructural damage across the...

October 24, 2015

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Huge wildfire breaks out near Athens blanketing it in thick smoke, Greece

A huge wildfire has broken out on the outskirts of Mount Hymettus, near capital Athens, Greece on Friday, July 17 rapidly spreading over mountainsides overlooking the city and blanketing it in thick smoke.The fire started around 09:00 UTC (12:00 local time) and grew mas

July 17, 2015

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Very strong and shallow M 6.9 earthquake struck Greece (Aegean Sea) - strong aftershocks continue

A very strong and shallow earthquake struck off the coast of Greece on May 24, 2014 at 09:25 UTC (11:25 local time). After preliminary analysis both USGS and EMSC report M 6.9 earthquake. EMSC is reporting depth of 29 km, USGS 10 km.Epicenter was located 19 km (12 miles

May 24, 2014

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Dangerous earthquake swarm prompts declaration of natural disaster zone on Ionian island of Cephalonia, Greece

Authorities declared Ionian island on Cephalonia a natural disaster zone on February 3, 2014. Eight days after the first M 6.1 earthquake that hit the region of Argostólion on January 26, 2014 at 13:55 UTC (15:55 local time), a second M 6.0

February 04, 2014

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Strong and shallow M 6.1 earthquake struck island of Cephalonia, Greece

Strong and shallow earthquake magnitude 6.1 struck Lixourion, Greece on January 26, 2014 at 13:55 UTC. EMSC is reporting M 6.0 at depth of 24 km, USGS increased magnitude to M 6.1 and reports depth of 12.3 km. 18 strong aftershocks were

January 26, 2014

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Very strong earthquake M 6.4 struck Crete, Greece

A very strong earthquake measuring M 6.4 struck Crete, Greece on October 12, 2013 at 13:11 UTC. USGS measured depth at 36.2 km (22.5 miles), EMSC at 47 km. Epicenter was located 30 km (19 miles) W of Platanos and 279 km (173 miles) S of Athens, Greece. There are 152

October 12, 2013

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Another strong earthquake off coast of Crete, Greece

Strong earthquake registered as M 5.9 (EMSC) occurred off coast of Crete, Greece on June 16, 2013 at 21:39 UTC. The epicenter was located 71 km S of Pýrgos, Crete at coordinates 34.37 N ; 24.99 E. The epicenter was at depth of 12 km. EMSC

June 16, 2013

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Strong earthquake M 6.2 struck south of Crete, Greece - Numerous aftershocks recorded

A very strong earthquake measuring M 6.2 struck south of Crete, Greece on June 15, 2013 at 16:11 UTC. Preliminary reports by EMSC state M 6.0 at depth of 10 km, USGS reports same depth. GFZ reports M 6.0 and depth of 23 km. The Greek Institute of

June 15, 2013

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Earthquake M 5.6 struck off island of Crete, Greece

Strong eathquake measuring M5.6 hit island of Crete, Greece at at 03:27:45 UTC on September 12. Location of epicenter was near island of Gavdos, 79 km (49 miles) S (177°) from Chania, Crete  and 119 km (74 miles) WSW (241°) from Iraklion, Crete, Greece

September 12, 2012

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Santorini volcanic island have risen 14 cm since January 2011

Scientists have discovered that the Greek Santorini island group has been inflating, slowly rising and moving outward, around a point just north of the Kameni islands. Despite being dormant for over half a century, satellites have detected slight

September 11, 2012

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Strong and dangerous earthquake M5.8 struck Dodecanese Islands, Greece

Strong and dangerous earthquake with recorded magnitude of 5.8 struck Dodecanese Islands, Greece on Sunday, June 10, 2012 at 12:44 UTC according to USGS. Epicenter was along the Turkey and Greece coast, located 63 km (39 miles) E of Rodos, Dodecanese Islands,

June 10, 2012