Experiental program for earthquakes

An educational seismic table (earthquake simulator) is operating at the Natural History Museum of Crete, offering visitors the opportunity to learn about earthquakes and experience, in a safe environment, simulations of real earthquakes.

The table is located in a specially designed hall at the -2 level of the exhibition hall, where information about the phenomenon and the seismicity of eastern Mediterranean is presented. Visitors can experience specially designed programs in Greek and English, prepared in collaboration with the National Organization for Seismic Protection (OASP) of Greece, about protection measures and good practices against the earthquakes and simultaneously feel earthquakes up to 6 Richter in magnitude.

From October and onwards relative educational programs, adjusted for various age groups of children, will be implemented.










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The Seismic Simulator is a mean of familiarisation with the earthquake phenomenon. It provides information for understanding the phenomenon and the appropriate response in such a case, while simulating real earthquakes. These videos accompany the simulation of the earthquakes.