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Why did Zakynthos move 3cm on 25 October 2018?

A year ago today, Zakynthos was hit by a large 6.8R earthquake. It struck the island on 25 October 2018 at 22.54pm (UTC) The earthquake was 56.9km SW of the island, around 11km deep. The earthquake was followed by aftershocks, a number of which were around 5R, and the aftershocks …

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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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