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NATO helicopter crashes near Kefalonia

A NATO military helicopter crashed west of Kefalonia outside the Flight Information Region Athens. Its wreckage has been found, but the fate of the crew is unknown. According to IONIAN TV, the Canadian military helicopter was in the area due to NATO exercises, while it has crashed west of Kefalonia …

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Roman shipwreck discovered off Kefalonia

An incredible Roman shipwreck thought to be one of the largest ever to be found in the Mediterranean, has been discovered off the coast of Kefalonia. The site was found by pure accident during sonar imaging investigations that were taking place along Kefalonia’s coastline. A spokesman for the team said, …

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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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26 September 1943; Remembering Kefalonia’s loss

Like Zakynthos Kefalonia was also affected during WW2. Their biggest tragedy is now remembered by a monument erected on the island, to commemorate around nine thousand Italian soldiers from the Acqui division who died at the hands of the Germans. Some were also removed from the island and taken to …

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The sinking of HMS Perseus

It was 10pm on 06 December 1941 when the submarine HMS Perseus struck an Italian sea mine in the waters between Zakynthos and Kefalonia. The country was already under Axis rule in the grip of World War Two, and both Ionian islands were under Italian rule, and watchful for enemy …

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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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WWF to visit the Ionian islands

This month the World Wildlife Fund (WWF)  will visit Zakynthos on its boat the Blue Panda. The visit is part of a Mediterranean tour that will aim to raise awareness of the detrimental environmental affects that oil extraction has on the oceans and marine life. The tour will also highlight …

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Island FM Radio interview – Seismology and earthquakes

  This morning Bobby Gee interviewed seismology researcher Giannis Kopanas, and local  Zakynthians Giannis Agalianos and Maria Drogitis. Listeners also joined on the line from Athens, Kefalonia and Zakynthos to ask questions. The purpose of the interview was to discuss the large earthquake, and subsequent tremors that took place at the …

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