Greece and Crete

Greece and CreteGreece consists of a mountainous, peninsular mainland jutting out into the sea at the southern end of the Balkans, the Peloponnesus peninsula (separated from the mainland by the canal of the Isthmus of Corinth), and numerous islands (1400, 227 of which are inhabited), including Crete, Euboea, Lesbos, Chios, the Dodecanese and the Cycladic groups of the Aegean Sea as well as the Ionian Sea islands. Greece has the twelfth longest coastline in the world with 13,676 km (8,498 mi);[32] its land boundary is 1,160 km (721 mi).

It lies between latitudes 34° and 42° N, and longitudes 19° and 30° E.

For more information visit the source page on Wikipedia or the page on Crete. Visit Wikipedia for information about the 365 AD earthquake on Crete (Mag 8/8.5).

Santorini, being an area of particular interest and an active volcanic region has it’s own page on Volcano Watch where you will find all the siesmos and web cams available.

Quakes Seismos Tsunami Volcano Web Cams GPS

Earthquake Listings

Interactive Map of Greek seimos. This is the main seismo source.

The Greek seismos display 24 hrs from 00 to 24 thus at the start of a new day nothing much will show. You may get alternative views from other seismos.

Seismos (Dist fr. Athens)

Note: These all open in a new tab or window.

Each station has a Z (Vertical channel) link for the seismogram for today UTC and yesterday UTC.

On the distance table MN.IMI should be MN.IDI on Crete.

The seismograms do NOT automatically update and there may be a period for a few minutes after midnight UTC when the today version is not available. They will update if you have refresh the screen they are in.

Each station is presented in the order they appear opposite which is the distance from the City of Athens. Click on the topmost map above to see the locations of most of the stations below.

LIT.HT..HHZ – Today UTC LIT.HT..HHZ – Yesterday UTC
IDI.MN..BHZ – Today UTC IDI.MN..BHZ – Yesterday UTC
FNA.HT..HHZ – Today UTC FNA.HT..HHZ – Yesterday UTC
ALN.HT..HHZ – Today UTC ALN.HT..HHZ – Yesterday UTC
ZKR.GE..BHZ Zakros, Crete
Always gives you the last 24 hrs

Stations Located Outside Greece but which provide coverage in Greece.

TIR.MN..BHZ – Today UTC TIR.MN..BHZ – Yesterday UTC
TIP.MN..BHZ – Today UTC TIP.MN..BHZ – Yesterday UTC
CEL.MN..BHZ – Today UTC CEL.MN..BHZ – Yesterday UTC
CUC.MN..BHZ – Today UTC CUC.MN..BHZ – Yesterday UTC

Anatolia, Turkey

GEOFON Station Tirgusor, Romania

Wied Dalam, Malta GC

Tsunami Information

These waves are not unknown in the eastern Mediterranean and Aegean. In any case, however, they are considerably smaller. This is due to the fact that earthquakes that occur in Greece are of much smaller scale. The earthquake in Amorgos (25m tsunami) was a very rare case. In the small bays of the Aegean and in the open sea are formed tsunamis that cause damages, but this happens within very large periods of time. Quakes that occur outside of the Hellenic Arc south of Crete, the Peloponnese and Rhodes cause tsunamis that affect the coasts of Africa or the shores of Palestine, Israel and Lebanon. (Full article)

Volcano Information
List Of Greek VolcanoesSource
There is little in the way of Volcano Observatories as found in other areas. Most information comes from tourist guides. Nisyros (or Wikipedia).

SantoriniThe island is the site of one of the largest volcanic eruptions in recorded history: the Minoan eruption (sometimes called the Thera eruption), which occurred some 3,600 years ago at the height of the Minoan civilization.

Volcano Web Cams

No GPS facilities are known at this time.

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