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May 14, 1995 | From Times Wire Services
A powerful earthquake shook northern Greece on Saturday, slightly injuring 16 people, damaging hundreds of old homes and cutting power and telephone lines. The quake, which had a preliminary magnitude of 6.6, caused panic in towns and villages across northern and central Greece. Aftershocks continued to rock the region throughout the day. The quake struck at 11:47 a.m. near the town of Kozani, 180 miles northwest of the capital, according to the Athens Geodynamic Institute.
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September 17, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A moderate earthquake rattled southern Greece, causing damage to some churches and homes. There were no serious injuries, reports said. The quake, which had a preliminary magnitude of 5.2, occurred at 5:01 a.m. with an epicenter roughly 18 miles north of Kalamata near the southern tip of the Greek mainland, the Athens Geodynamic Institute said. At least two churches suffered large cracks and other structural damage.
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January 4, 1996 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A string of loosely successful predictions of earthquakes in Greece, based on the monitoring of electrical signals in the ground, is stirring the interest of seismologists and engineers in many countries. An attempt to duplicate the process is under way in California. The journal Science recently reported that over the last nine years, 10 of the 11 earthquakes of magnitude 5.
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September 11, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Rescue crews were gradually scaling back the search for survivors amid the mounds of crushed concrete and twisted metal from buildings that collapsed in Greece's deadliest quake in more than 40 years. Despite working around the clock, emergency crews said they had found no more signs of life in the rubble, as the death toll from Tuesday's 5.9 magnitude quake in Athens rose to 101. More than two dozen people were still missing, and at least 50,000 people were left homeless.
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June 16, 1995 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Rescue teams with trained dogs sifted through the rubble and workers set up temporary housing after an early morning earthquake in Egion, near Patras, killed at least 16 people and left hundreds homeless. The bodies of nine Greeks were pulled out of an apartment building that police said collapsed like "a house of cards" in the 3:15 a.m. temblor. And five French tourists died when a wing of the Eliki hotel crumbled. Authorities declared about 500 buildings uninhabitable.
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September 11, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Rescue crews were gradually scaling back the search for survivors amid the mounds of crushed concrete and twisted metal from buildings that collapsed in Greece's deadliest quake in more than 40 years. Despite working around the clock, emergency crews said they had found no more signs of life in the rubble, as the death toll from Tuesday's 5.9 magnitude quake in Athens rose to 101. More than two dozen people were still missing, and at least 50,000 people were left homeless.
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September 10, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Rescue crews pulled a woman from the wreckage of a flattened factory in Athens, but hope was fading of finding more survivors of Tuesday's 5.9 earthquake. Greek officials said the death toll in the temblor had risen to 89. They said 1,600 people had been treated in hospitals. French rescue workers pulled the woman from the wreckage of the detergent factory about 46 hours after she was buried by the earthquake. She had been found by a sniffer dog.
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September 9, 1999 | Times Wire Services
Greek authorities said today that the death toll in Tuesday's magnitude 5.9 quake in Athens increased to 67 people and that more than 1,500 were injured. Dozens more were reported missing in the Athens area, where the temblor sent residents fleeing from homes and offices. Twenty Turks composed the first foreign rescue team to reach the city's most battered areas. They joined Greeks--their longtime archrivals--laboring at a collapsed factory in search of 30 trapped workers.
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June 17, 1990 | Associated Press
A 5.1 magnitude earthquake rattled western Greece on Saturday, injuring one person and damaging some buildings.
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July 24, 1988 | Associated Press
A moderate earthquake shook southwestern Greece on Saturday, but there were no reports of injuries or damage. The Athens Seismological Institute said the temblor measured 4.4 on the Richter scale. It was centered 112 miles southwest of Athens.
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September 10, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Rescue crews pulled a woman from the wreckage of a flattened factory in Athens, but hope was fading of finding more survivors of Tuesday's 5.9 earthquake. Greek officials said the death toll in the temblor had risen to 89. They said 1,600 people had been treated in hospitals. French rescue workers pulled the woman from the wreckage of the detergent factory about 46 hours after she was buried by the earthquake. She had been found by a sniffer dog.
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September 9, 1999 | Times Wire Services
Greek authorities said today that the death toll in Tuesday's magnitude 5.9 quake in Athens increased to 67 people and that more than 1,500 were injured. Dozens more were reported missing in the Athens area, where the temblor sent residents fleeing from homes and offices. Twenty Turks composed the first foreign rescue team to reach the city's most battered areas. They joined Greeks--their longtime archrivals--laboring at a collapsed factory in search of 30 trapped workers.
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September 8, 1999 | From Associated Press
Rescue teams and stunned residents used everything from cranes to garden tools Tuesday to dig for victims pinned under wreckage from the strongest earthquake to hit Athens in nearly a century--a 10-second shudder that claimed at least 36 lives and left close to 100 people missing. But decades of progressively stricter building codes in Greece allowed Athens to ride out the magnitude 5.9 temblor with much less misery than followed a magnitude 7.4 quake that struck Aug. 17 in northwestern Turkey.
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January 4, 1996 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A string of loosely successful predictions of earthquakes in Greece, based on the monitoring of electrical signals in the ground, is stirring the interest of seismologists and engineers in many countries. An attempt to duplicate the process is under way in California. The journal Science recently reported that over the last nine years, 10 of the 11 earthquakes of magnitude 5.
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June 17, 1995 | Times Wire Services
An 8-year-old boy buried beneath an apartment house that collapsed in a deadly earthquake was pulled out alive late Friday, ending a 44-hour ordeal that captivated the nation. Greeks watched on television as rescuers carried out Andreas Bogdanos, who tried to raise his arm and wave to an applauding crowd. The discovery of Andreas and his aunt--a mute, mentally handicapped, wheelchair-bound woman who remained trapped in the rubble Friday--raised hopes that others might still be alive.
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June 16, 1995 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Rescue teams with trained dogs sifted through the rubble and workers set up temporary housing after an early morning earthquake in Egion, near Patras, killed at least 16 people and left hundreds homeless. The bodies of nine Greeks were pulled out of an apartment building that police said collapsed like "a house of cards" in the 3:15 a.m. temblor. And five French tourists died when a wing of the Eliki hotel crumbled. Authorities declared about 500 buildings uninhabitable.
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September 6, 1989 | From Associated Press
A moderate earthquake struck the northern Aegean on Tuesday but caused no damages or injuries, the Athens Geodynamic Institute said.
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June 15, 1995 | Reuters
At least five people were killed and many injured today when a strong earthquake brought down a hotel and a block of apartments in the western Greek town of Egion, near the port city of Patras, police said. They said many people were trapped inside the two wrecked buildings. Fire engines and ambulances rushed to the area, and hospitals in western Greece were put on alert, along with army units. The Athens Seismological Institute said the 6.
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May 14, 1995 | From Times Wire Services
A powerful earthquake shook northern Greece on Saturday, slightly injuring 16 people, damaging hundreds of old homes and cutting power and telephone lines. The quake, which had a preliminary magnitude of 6.6, caused panic in towns and villages across northern and central Greece. Aftershocks continued to rock the region throughout the day. The quake struck at 11:47 a.m. near the town of Kozani, 180 miles northwest of the capital, according to the Athens Geodynamic Institute.
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