Extreme flooding hits Crete, Greece

Extreme flooding hits Crete, Greece

A powerful storm hit the Greek island of Crete on October 15, 2022, causing flash floods described by the Greek Fire Department as extreme.

Annual rainfall and snowfall records broken in Greece

Annual rainfall and snowfall records broken in Greece

Two annual records, for rainfall and snowfall, were already broken this month in Greece, the National Observatory of Athens announced. The annual rainfall reading at Theodoriana meteorological station, in the northwestern regional unit of Arta, reached 3 425 mm…

Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits off the coast of Crete, eastern Mediterranean Sea

Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits off the coast of Crete, eastern Mediterranean Sea

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the National Observatory of Athens (NOA) as M6.1 hit off the coast of Crete, Greece at 05:32 UTC on October 19, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 58 km (36 miles). The USGS is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 37.8 km…

Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits Crete, Greece

Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits Crete, Greece

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the National Observatory of Athens (NOA) as M6.3 hit the eastern coast of Crete, Greece at 09:24 UTC on October 12, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 8.2 km (5 miles). USGS is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 10 km…

4 000 homes uninhabitable after M6.0 earthquake hit Crete, Greece

4 000 homes uninhabitable after M6.0 earthquake hit Crete, Greece

Nearly 4 000 homes have been declared uninhabitable after shallow M6.0 (M5.8) earthquake hit Crete, Greece at 06:17 UTC on September 27, 2021.1 By Wednesday, October 6, engineering teams from the Ministry of Infrastructure had surveyed a total of 8 540 buildings,…

Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Crete, Greece

Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Crete, Greece

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit Crete, Greece at 06:17 UTC on September 27, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 8.7 km (5.4 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The epicenter was located about 7.4 km…