Greece, Kamena Vourla Area, Quake

Strong earthquake(s) in the Kamena Vourla area Greece – at least 300 houses damaged

Last update: August 7, 2013 at 10:30 pm by By

Update 22:26 UTC : Our first estimate was after all very right. The shallow epicenter and the soft soil may have been the reason why more than 300 houses have sustained damage.

Update 14:52 UTC : The mainshock caused that two people were injured. They are builders whose scaffolding fall by the shaking.

Damage image courtesy and copyright

Damage image courtesy and copyright

Update 13:52 UTC : A new M4.6 aftershock occurred a couple of minutes ago. This may go on for many hours even days.

Update 13:50 UTC : A new picture of the damage in the village of Drimea, very close to the epicenter

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Update 10:23 UTC : More minor damage to houses is reported from other villages close to the epicenter, where also rockfalls and power outages occurred.

Update 10:17 UTC : One old house in the village Drimea, 8 km west of the epicenter, collapsed (Maybe a second in Amifikleia). Another building in Thermopylen, a village near Lamia, was hit by a fallen rock. No injuries are reported so far.

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Update 10:01 UTC : In Amfikleia, a town approx. 10 km south of the epicenter, collapsed chimneys and cracked walls were observed.

Update 09:57 UTC : The Police Department of Lamia reported rockfall in the hills near the epicenter. No damage to buildings is currently reported.

Update 09:43 UTC : Below the seismogram from this earthquake(s) on the Aspirathos, Naxos seismograph. Image courtesy Geofon Germany.

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Update 09:37 UTC : Based on new data from the Greece Institute of Geodynamics the outcome is much more harmless. The depth being reported at 17 km and the Magnitude at 5.1 puts a totally different and harmless light on this earthquake.
Small damage like cracks in walls, fallen plaster and tiles are still possible, but we do not expect anything serious.

Update 09:27 UTC : calls this earthquake very dangerous for damage (less for injuries) based on the current seismological data. The fact that the epicenter area is likely a farm fields area is adding to our fear.

Update 09:22 UTC : the different seismological agencies are reporting preliminary different Magnitudes.

Double earthquake or a foreshock and a mainshock in Greece.

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6km (4mi) SW of Kainouryion, Greece
25km (16mi) SE of Lamia, Greece
39km (24mi) NNW of Levadeia, Greece
64km (40mi) SSE of Farsala, Greece
125km (78mi) NW of Athens, Greece

Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 4.3

Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2013-08-07 12:02:44

GMT/UTC Time : 2013-08-07 09:02:44

Depth (Hypocenter)  : 10 km


Greece & Chemtrail Action

Greeks reject US doublespeak on chemtrails and climate change

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Wayne Hall, a Greece chemtrail activist, takes a look at how the US steers the discussion of climate change and geoengineering in this 15-minute video:

The surest way not to understand what is happening with geoengineering is to become involved in the contrails versus chemtrails debate. Rather than debate whether chemtrails are contrails, one should point out the parallel with what happened with genetically modified food production: the corporations and their laboratories and their lobbyists decide to introduce a change, so at the same time they start a public relations campaign to deny that any change has occurred.

In the case of genetic modification the key word was “substantial equivalence”. Genetically modified foods are not the same as non-genetically modified foods, chemically, nutritionally or in any other way. Sometimes they look the same. “Substantial equivalence” means that they have to be treated as if they are the same. Soon laws are introduced to make it illegal to make any distinction between them or to say that they are not the same.

Something similar has happened with geoengineering: a decision was taken to change aircraft emissions and turn them from being an unwanted side-effect of flying jet aircraft into being a deliberate means for changing the temperature and the chemistry of the atmosphere. So naturally it was denied that any change had occurred.

Almost fifteen years after the implementation of a massive increase in the use of climate modification on a planetary scale, people are still conducting the chemtrails versus contrails debate. This is NOT what is happening with genetic modification. Ecologists are mostly not wasting their time arguing with corporation spokespersons over whether there is substantial equivalence between genetically modified and non-genetically modified food. The same should have happened with geoengineering, and if it hasn’t happened it should happen now.

Chemtrails do not serve a single purpose, of increasing albedo, cooling the planet, or whatever. They also serve the purpose of increasing the conductivity of the atmosphere to facilitate the operations of Alaskan ionospheric heater HAARP, and the similar smaller installations that exist in other countries.

HAARP was the subject of a report in the European Parliament in 1998, the work of the Swedish anti-nuclear campaigner Maj Britt Theorin. Mrs Theorin’s report is entitled “On the Environment, Security and Foreign Policy”. It describes HAARP as “weapons system which disrupts the climate” and concludes that “by virtue of its far-reaching impact on the environment it is a global concern. Its legal, ecological and ethical implications must be examined by an international independent body before any further research and testing.”

The European Commission said that it could not act on the report or try to implement it, because the European Commission does not have authority over defence questions, which are the responsibility of NATO.

There are two things to say about this: firstly this contradicts the United States’ representation of what HAARP is, because US government says that HAARP is an ionospheric research programme, not a weapons system. Secondly the European Commission’s acceptance of the status of not having responsibility for the defence of European citizens, and accepting that this should be entrusted to NATO, is intolerable.

A new organization called Skyguards includes Green activists from Sweden, Spain and Cyprus, among others, is continuing the work started by Mrs. Maj-Britt Theorin in 1998. Americans, as much as Europeans and the people of the rest of the planet, need this work to be continued, because they are not being defended by their own government. They are being attacked by their own government.

Wayne Hall is a Greek citizen, born in Australia, graduate of the University of Sydney, teacher and freelance translator. In the nineteen eighties he was a member of European Nuclear Disarmament, the non-aligned British-based anti-nuclear-weapons movement. His website in Greece is


Greece — Earthquake

Moderately dangerous earthquake in Greece also felt in Bulgaria

Last update: February 15, 2013 at 3:20 pm by By

Update 15:06 UTC : Epicenter below the Lerissos peninsula. Minor damage cannot be excluded as the hypocenter of this earthquake was very shallow and as the epicenter (if correct) is almost below a village with a population of +1000 inhabitants..

Update 14:56 UTC : As a reader reported us a little while ago, the shaking lasted for nearly a minute and thats a long time for a moderate earthquake like this.

The shaking in Bulgaria is related to the earthquake below which has an epicenter in Greece

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264 km N Athens (pop 729,137 ; local time 16:42:54.5 2013-02-15)
94 km E Thessaloníki (pop 354,290 ; local time 16:42:54.5 2013-02-15)
75 km SW Kavála (pop 59,240 ; local time 16:42:54.5 2013-02-15)
2 km N Ouranópolis (pop 1,047 ; local time 16:42:54.5 2013-02-15)

Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 4.6

Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2013-02-15 16:42:55

GMT/UTC Time : 2013-02-15 14:42:55

Depth (Hypocenter)  : 10 km


Mediterranean Sea Earthquake 01/08

Earthquake in the Mediterranean Sea close to Turkey

Last update: January 8, 2013 at 3:29 pm by By

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Update 14:49 UTC : USGS theoretical calculations are reporting a max. MMI of VII near the epicenter, but probably less on the islands. So far only a MMI V to VI has been seen which is a good sign. MMI V to MMVI (moderate to strong shaking) will lead to eventually minor damage like cracks in walls.

Update 14:46 UTC : The island of Lemnos, Greece is closest to the epicenter, but this does not mean that the strongest shaking will have been felt at Lemnos. It depends also of the propagation of the earthquake wave.  Too soon to find out, but if people living at Lemnos or close to the epicenter (radius of 40 to km) can tell us how the earthquake was felt, a lot will be clarified.

Update 14:34 UTC : ER calls this earthquake moderately dangerous for the islands in the direct area of the epicenter. Not strong enough for a tsunami. The earthquake was felt as far as Istanbul and Sofia

Update 14:25 UTC :  The earthquake struck in Mediterranean waters. Very close to Myrina island.

Update : the first preliminary reports are mentioning a M5.9 earthquake off the Turkey coast probably felt in many countries

Based on an increasing number of visitors joining us from Bulgaria, we believe that an earthquake was felt. When you are one of the people who experienced this earthquake, please fill in the form behind “I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake”. Thank you.

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Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : Mw 5.7
UTC Time : 2013-01-08 14:16:09 UTC
Local time at epicenter : 2013-01-08 16:16:09 UTC+02:00 at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 9.9 km
Geo-location(s) :
Approx. 25 km from Lemnos, Greece
47km (29mi) WSW of Bozcaada, Turkey
67km (42mi) WSW of Ezine, Turkey
80km (50mi) NW of Mitilini, Greece
89km (55mi) SW of Canakkale, Turkey
246km (153mi) NE of Athens, Greece

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Turkey-Greece Coast Earthquake

Very strong earthquake along the Turkey and Greece Coast

Last update: June 10, 2012 at 1:52 pm by By

Very strong earthquake along the Turkey and Greece Coast
The epicenter of the earthquake is only 31 km SW Fethiye, Turkey (pop 60,437)
Luckily the epicenter is below the sea floor, but the impact will still be considerable in the Turkish cities of Fethiye and Dalaman. Both cities are also Tourist destinations.
Update : USGS reports a M5.7 Magnitude at a depth of 20 km. 275,000 people will (according to USGS) have felt a moderate shaking. If USGS is right in his expected intensity, believes this earthquake not to generate serious damage.
Update : Electricity and Mobile communications have been lost in Fethiye. Our readers are reporting heavy shaking in Damalan and Fethiye.
Update : USGS has increased his Magnitude to M 5.8, but – good news – the depth was decreased to 39 km (less dangerous). USGS puts his epicenter at only 24 km Oludinez.
Update : Many aftershocks have been noticed so far and will continue the following hours and days. Tourists will not be sleeping well tonight, locals are more used to earthquakes but are seldom confronted with heavy earthquakes like this one.
Update : A reader in Oludenir reports : Standing on the beach, heard buildings rattle, people shouting then vibration that lasted around 2 seconds. Very slight rock disturbance on mountain to south of beach.
Update : Awaiting further news from the epicenter area and because the epicenter looks to be closer to the coast than initially expected, we have raised the Alert status of this earthquake to RED.


Thessaloniki, Greece – Earthquake 5/13

Moderate short earthquake close to Thessaloniki, Greece

Last update: May 13, 2012 at 8:56 am by By 

Earthquake overview : At 01:48 AM in the morning, many people in the Greek city of Thessalonika have been scared by a short shock.  The epicenter of the earthquake was at only 10 km from the city.

“I have Felt it” Reports –> see below + Let us know “how you have felt this earthquake”
To read the full story as it happened, we advise our readers to start at the lower part of the page (earthquake data).
Check also our Greece-only earthquake list

Keep this page open or return regularly as we will be back with more details when they become available

– Many people have felt the earthquake. The epicenter was located in the bay, close to the beach.
– Thessaloniki is a city with a population of  354,290.
– does not expect any serious damage out of this earthquake. Main reasons : weak magnitude, short shaking, focal depth at a reasonable 24 km and epicenter in the bay waters.
– The Greece Institute of Geodynamics in Athens reports a Magnitude of Ml4.1 at a depth of 24 km.
– As could be expected, No reports of damage have reached the authorities.
– The Great Thessaloniki Earthquake  was an earthquake that occurred on 20 June 1978, at 22:03 local time, and registered a Mw6.6  . It was felt throughout northern Greece, Yugoslavia and Bulgaria. It was the largest seismic activity in the area since 1932. (source Wikipedia)

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Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : Mw4.0
UTC Time : 22:48 UTC
Local time at epicenter : 01:48 on May 13
Depth (Hypocenter) : 24 km
Geo-location(s) :
7 km S Kalokhórion (pop 4,162)
8 km W Kalamariá (pop 91,617)
10 km SW Thessaloníki (pop 354,290)

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Signs of Volcanic Unrest on Santorini

Scenic Greek Island Shows Signs of Volcanic Unrest

Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer
Date: 13 March 2012 Time: 02:59 PM ET
Buildings crowd a steep oceanside cliff on Santorini.
The crowded cliffsides of Santorini island in Greece.
CREDIT: MaugliShutterstock

The volcanic caldera on the picturesque tourist island of Santorini is showing signs of unrest. But researchers detecting the caldera’s movement say it doesn’t necessarily mean an eruption is imminent.

The Greek island was the site of one of the most massive volcanic eruptions in history 3,600 years ago. That eruption, which created tsunamis 40 feet (12 meters) tall, may have spawned thelegend of the lost city of Atlantis. The volcano last erupted in 1950, albeit on a much smaller scale.

Global positioning system (GPS) sensors placed on the caldera have detected renewed movement after decades of peace. The earth around the caldera (a depression at the top of a volcano) is deforming, or expanding outward, researchers report in an upcoming article in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. GPS instruments on the northern part of Santorini have moved between 1.9 and 3.5 inches (5 to 9 centimeters) since January 2011, said study researcher Andrew Newman, a geophysicist at Georgia Tech in Atlanta.

“What we’re seeing now is the first significant deformation and the first deformation that has any significant earthquake activity associated with it,” Newman told LiveScience.

In the same time period, the magma chamber under Santorini has swollen by almost 500 million cubic feet (14 million cubic meters).

Newman and his colleagues say it’s unlikely that the deforming caldera portends an eruption. Excavations of extinct volcanoes suggest that 90 percent of the time, belowground magma movements don’t end in eruption. A similar caldera system, the Long Valley Caldera in California, started deforming in 1980, Newman said. It then quieted again until 1989, repeating the cycle in 1997 and 2002, with nary an eruption.

If a Santorini eruption did occur, Newman said, it would be nothing like the Minoan eruption of 1650 B.C. that birthed the myth of Atlantis. That eruption was a once-in-100,000-year event, and the expansion of the magma chamber happening now is only 1 percent of what would have gone on prior to the ancient blast. [The 10 Biggest Eruptions in History]

Geophysicists are keeping an eye on the caldera, however. An eruption could generate local tsunamis within the Santorini archipelago, Newman said, damaging ports and disrupting ship traffic. Even if the volcano doesn’t erupt, the shifting caldera could increase earthquake risk, and the island cliffs are vulnerable.

“We don’t need an eruption to have earthquake-induced landslides,” Newman said.

There’s no telling how long the deformation will continue, but it could stretch years or decades, perhaps cycling between activity and peace, Newman said. While no reason to be alarmed, the restless caldera is important for scientific study, he added.

“It is one of very few of these really large caldera volcanoes,” he said. “So any information we gather from ongoing activity adds significantly to our database of how these systems evolve.”


Crete, Greece earthquakes

2nd M5+ earthquake in 2 days near Crete, Greece

Last update: January 27, 2012 at 11:02 pm by By 

Chania (Khania) – where the shaking was strongest (Courtesy: Lappländer, Wiki Commons)

Earthquake overview : For the 2nd time in 2 days, a moderate earthquake has hit off the northern coast of Greece near Heraklion. The town of Khania recorded an intensity of V, and in some places in Heraklion it was felt as strongly.

The first earthquake had an intensity V in Iraklion and had a magnitude 5.2 striking early yesterday morning (Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 06:24:59 AM LT). Today’s earthquake had about the same magnitude.

Civil protection officials said no damage to buildings was reported, but two people were slightly injured trying to flee their homes on the island of Crete.

Last year, the Crete earthquake of M6.2 in January 2011 had minor car damage in Iraklion and minor non-structural house damage caused less than the criteria needed to be classified as a “CATDAT Damaging Earthquake”.

These two earthquakes have not been damaging, however the second becomes a CATDAT Orange quakeand will be included in the 2012 Annual Review of Earthquakes. If further information comes to fruition, we will let you know.

Magnitude : Mw5.4 (EMSC)

UTC Time : 27th January, 2012 01:33:23.0 UTC
Local time at epicenter : 27th January, 2012 03:33:23.0 UTC
Depth (Hypocenter) : 5km
Geo-location(s) : 79 km NW Iráklion (pop 137,154 ; local time 03:33:23.8 2012-01-27)
80 km NW Néa alikarnassós (pop 11,886 ; local time 03:33:23.8 2012-01-27)
49 km SW Emboríon (pop 1,946 ; local time 03:33:23.8 2012-01-27)

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Greece – Earthquake near Patras

(Strong?) shallow earthquake in Greece, near Patras

Last update: November 11, 2011 at 1:46 pm by By 

Earthquake overview :  The earthquake hit at 19:25 local time. The epicenter was very close (27 km) to Patras. As the hypocenter was very shallow there is possibility of some damage close to the epicenter area.


Location Map (USGS)

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UPDATE: The epicenter of the earthquake was very close to Lepanto, only 2 km NW from the location.

UPDATE: ​It is a good sign that we don’t have any information about serious damage or injuries at this point. This new lower magnitude given by the Institute of Geodynamics may change the outcome of this earthquake.

UPDATE: The earthquake was very well felt in Nafpaktos and Aigion. The Institute of Geodynamics from Greece gives a magnitude of 4.6 and a depth at 17 km.

The earthquake hit at 19:25 local time. The epicenter was very close (27 km) to Patras. As the hypocenter was very shallow there is possibility of some damage close to the epicenter area. There are already reports of some minor damage, falling rubble and  bricks.

Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 5.2
UTC Time : 17:25:40
Local time at epicenter :19:25:40
Depth (Hypocenter) :6.9
Geo-location(s) :
27 km (16 miles) NE (34°) from Patras, Greece

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Grassroots Movements on the Rise

World uprising against corrupt thieves


World uprising against corrupt thieves. 45568.jpegThousands of Americans occupied Wall Street without violence  – an epicenter of global financial power and corruption. They are the last rays of light in a new movement for social justice that is spreading rapidly around the world: from Madrid to Jerusalem, and 146 other cities, with others joining all the time. But they need our help to triumph.

The families of workers are footing the bill for a financial crisis caused by corrupt elites. The protesters are demanding a real democracy, social justice and fighting corruption. But they are under strong pressure from the authorities and some media are portraying them as extremists. If millions of us around the world support them, we will increase our determination and show the leaders and the media that the protests are part of a massive movement for change.

This could be our year, our 1968 of this century, but to succeed it must be a movement of all citizens of all social classes. Click to join the campaign for real democracy. A giant counter will be erected in the center of the occupation in New York and when one of us signs the petition, it will be shown and relayed live on the petition page:

The worldwide wave of protests is the latest chapter in the history of this year’s global power of the people. In Egypt, people went to Tahrir Square and overthrew their dictator. In India, the fast of a man brought millions onto the streets and the government was forced to give in – winning a real action to end

For months, Greek citizens protested without a break against unfair cuts in public spending. In Spain, thousands of “angry” protesters defied the ban on pre-election demonstrations and set up a protest camp in Sun Square to speak out against political corruption and government manipulation of the economic crisis. And this summer, Israelis built “tent cities” to protest against rising housing costs and for social justice.

These national issues are linked by a narrative of global determination to end the connivance of the elites and corrupt politicians – that in many countries helped cause a damaging financial crisis and now they want the families of workers to pay the bill. The mass movement that is responding to this can only ensure that the onus of the recession does not fall on the most vulnerable, but it can also help to improve the balance of power between democracy and corruption.

In each revolt, from Cairo to New York, the request for a responsible government that serves the people is clear and our global community has supported the power of the people around the world, wherever it has appeared. The time when politicians were in the hands of the few corrupt is ending and, instead, we are building real democracies, of, by and for the people.

Translated from the Portuguese version by:

Lisa Karpova