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Tuesday, 17 April 2018 01:00

Ongoing landslides hit Kryopigi village in Preveza, Greece (video)

For several days, landslides keep evolving near Kryopigi village in Preveza, Greece.

Villagers claim that ,since the 27th of March, they have been observing in a daily basis sliding movements of provincial road and olive groves, in a distance no more than 600-700m from the village.

As Mr. Nikolaou, general director of Institute of Geology & Mineral Exploration in Ipiros, explains, an area of 400 acres keeps sliding downhill, pointing out that "the soils are blue marls, a formation that has no coherent rock and in conjuction with heavy rainfall in a short period of time, this phenomenon has occured". Also, Mr. Nikolaou reports that the region has a history of landslides in its geological evolution, while the existence of a fault, which passes through the area, favors even more the evolution of such a phenomenon.

Sources: CNN Greece

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