Παρασκευή, 19 Ιουλίου 2019

Quake that shook Athens early Fri. afternoon measures 5.1R; epicenter at 23 km NW of Greek capital


Friday, 19 July 2019 14:54
 
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A moderate earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale was recorded at 14.13 (12.13 GMT) in the greater Athens area, with the tremor felt particularly in the Greek capital. The quake's epicenter was pinpointed at 23 kilometers northwest of downtown Athens, according to the Geodynamic Institute of the Athens Observatory.
A relatively shallow epicenter, at 13 kilometers, is the reason that the quake was so pronounced.
A noteworthy aftershock occurred at roughly 15.30 (13.30 GMT), measured at 4.3 on the Richter scale.
The earthquake's location is similar to a strong quake that caused damage in northwest Athens in September 1999, which was measured at 5.9 to 6 on the Richter scale.
Metro cars were moving at less than 10 kph as a precaution, while authorities called on greater Athens area residents and visitors to use cell phones only for emergency purposes, and instead to rely on Internet apps. Traffic lights in many parts of the capital were also not working. Partial collapses of dilapidated buildings were reported, while several people were stuck in elevators

Τετάρτη, 17 Απριλίου 2019

Reveals More Than 33 Million Tourists Visited Greece in 2018


According to the final data revealed by the Bank of Greece on Wednesday, a total of 33,072,000 people visited Greece from January 1 to December 31, 2018.
According to the official data, the inbound tourist arrivals in Greece reflected an increase of 9.7 percent compared to 2017, when 30,161,000 people visited the country.
The revenue generated by tourists reached the figure of €16.086 billion, which is an increase of 10 percent over figures from 2017.
Nearly seven out of every ten euros of revenue were generated by EU citizens who visited Greece, representing €11,109 billion, which was an increase of 11.5 percent compared to the previous year.
The non-EU citizens who visited Greece generated €4,645 billion in revenues, which was more than 7.5 percent over revenues seen in the previous year.
The specific data for individual countries reveals, however, that politics and geopolitics continues to have a significant impact on tourism.
For example, during 2018, a year when Greek-Russian relations deteriorated significantly,  the revenues from Russian tourists in Greece were reduced by nearly a fifth in that one year. This was thought to be due to Russian anger over the Prespa Agreement and the religious confrontation between the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople and the Patriarchate of Moscow.
On the other hand, as Greek-American relations are seen to be warming significantly, US tourists who visited Greece in 2018 brought to the country revenues which showed an increase of 27.8 percent, reaching an impressive €1.040 billion.
Tourist operators expect that 2019 will be another very good year in terms of tourist arrivals and revenues for Greece, continuing an upward trend which began approximately five years ago.
source:Greek greece reporter

Κυριακή, 14 Απριλίου 2019

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