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Zakynthos:- Seismologist Giannis Kopanas “We need a research centre here in Zakynthos”

“Half of Europe’s seismic energy is released from Zakynthos to Lefkada” “From 4.2 Richter on Sunday, in 1953 it was 7.3 Richter   Once again Mother Nature visited us with a noticeable seismic vibration of 4.2 Richter at 14.26 on Sunday, while at 18.21 it hit again with 3.2 Richter. …

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News Flash.. 6.7 magnitude earthquake shakes Samos: Information on major damage to buildings collapses part of church in Karlovasi

The 6.7 Richter earthquake off Samos caused great material damage to houses. According to information from residents of the island who spoke to iefimerida from the earthquake in Samos, the facades of buildings have fallen and the sea has come out of the port. A resident of the island, speaking …

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Akis Tselentis: “It was the main earthquake, although it is still early”

A few minutes after the announcement of the 5.3 magnitude earthquake, seismologist Akis Tselentis commented on the phenomenon on his personal fb account. “Due to the small focal depth, unfortunately we will have a rich seismic sequence if it is the main earthquake which, in my estimation, although it is …

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The Volunteer Group of Zakynthos hold memorial service for those who lost their lives in the 53 quake.

Today the Volunteer Group of Zakynthos took the initiative to honour those lost in the Great quake of 1953. At exactly the same hour, 11.23a.m on the 12th August the memorial service took place. The memorial service took place at the Central Cemetery of Zakynthos. Honouring those who had lost their …

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Large quake rocks Crete

In the last half hour it’s been reported that a large quake measuring 6.6R has struck off the coast of Crete. The first notification we received was from the USGS – United States Geological Survey. Some local Greek press have said that it may be downgraded to 6.0R quake but …

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A morning jolt of 4.8Richter in Kefalonia, Tselentis makes statement.

An early morning awakening for those on Kefalonia Sunday 19th January. A strong earthquake was recorded at 4.56 this morning in Kefalonia. According to the Geodynamic Institute, the vibration was at 4.8 degrees on the Richter scale and was recorded on Kefalonia and also centred near Poros at a depth …

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Small tremor South West of Zakynthos.

At 21.33 a tremor at 4.5R was recorded. South West of the Island. The epicentre being 37km from the Island and at 11.2km depth. The tremor is still part of the normal sequences which are on going after the  6.8R on the 26/10/2018..

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Remembering the Great Ionian Earthquake of 1953

A terrible week in Ionian history This weekend is a sombre one in the history of the island of Zakynthos, when the island was shaken by one of the worst earthquakes the area ever experienced. This event was actually series of earthquakes that began on the 8 August 1953, building …

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Pitch wells – Geological phenomenon 

There have been many reports recently about strong smells of tar/oil in the Keri area of Zakynthos. These reports state that the smells occurred around the time of some recent earthquakes. Experts are saying that the smells are emanating from local pitch (tar) wells/ tar springs, situated in the Keri …

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Seismic activity has shifted.

Seismic activity has shifted more towards the hinterland,  Professor of Geophysics and Director of the Geophysical Laboratory of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, K. Papazachos stated that the seismic phenomena of the last few days, that the seismic activity has been transferred to smaller fissures that are much closer to …

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