1468 – Earthquake 1905

nov 1905 7,5 richterIn november 1905 a 7,5 Richter scale earthquake hit the Mt. Athos Peninsula. The epic centre was located near the monastery of Stavronikita as to be seen on this map.There was damage in Karyes, Lavra, Kavsokalivia and many other places.                                                                             karo 1The earthquake caused also a huge stone avalanche on the south slope of the mountain near Ag. Nelios. We crossed the place near Karavostasi called Megali Sara on the Zwerger map this year on our way to Lavra. Here is the short film I made:

karo 2

This photo is taken as we reached the other side of this spectacular landslide. After this it is quite a climb to the ridge at 700 meters where there is a great view on Podromou and cape Akrathos. The earthquake also damaged the Protaton in Karyes.                              1905 damage 1905 damage 2 These cracks in the walls of the Protaton church on pictures taken in 1917 could be caused by the earthquake of 1905. On the right the magnificent fresco of John the Forerunner by Panselinos. Both wall paintings are restored now.


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