Gulf of Corinth

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Corinth, Gulf of,

inlet of the Ionian Sea, c.80 mi (130 km) long and from 3 to 20 mi (4.8–32 km) wide, indenting central Greece and separating the PeloponnesusPeloponnesus
or Pelopónnisos
, formerly Morea
, peninsula (1991 pop. 1,086,935), c.8,300 sq mi (21,500 sq km), S Greece. It is linked with central Greece by the Isthmus of Corinth, and it is washed by the Aegean Sea on the east and southeast, by the
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 from the Greek mainland. It is connected with the Saronic Gulf by the 4-mi (6.4-km) Corinth Canal (which cuts across the Isthmus of Corinth at sea level) and with the Gulf of Pátrai by the Ríon Strait, which is crossed by a 7,382-ft (2,250 m) cable-stayed bridge at Ríon. The city of CorinthCorinth
or Kórinthos
, city (1991 pop. 27,412), capital of Corinth prefecture, S Greece, in the NE Peloponnesus, on the Gulf of Corinth. It is a port and major transportation center trading in olives, tobacco, raisins, and wine.
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 lies on the gulf's southeastern shore. It is also known as the Gulf of Lepanto.
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Corinth, Gulf of


a gulf of the Ionian Sea, on the western coast of Greece. Length, 130 km; width at the mouth, 3 km; maximum width, 35 km; depth, up to 935 m. Its mountainous northern shores are broken up by numerous inlets and bays. The Corinth Canal links it with the Aegean Sea.

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and Novotny, O.: 2007, Estimation of velocity in the uppermost crust in a part of the western Gulf of Corinth, Greece, from the inversion of P and S arrival times using the neighbourhood algorithm.
and Lyon-Caen, H.: 2004, A new seismic tomography of Aigion area (Gulf of Corinth, Greece) from the 1991 data set.
Similar research area was established on Kaparelli fault in the eastern part of the Gulf of Corinth, with cooperation of the Greek partners (Dr.
The eastern Gulf of Corinth contains several active fault segments that accommodate N-S extensional strain.
Set high on the slopes of Mt Parnassus and overlooking the Gulf of Corinth, the hillsides are covered with wild flowers in the Spring.
The Gulf of Corinth represents about 130 km long graben, where according to Serbier (1977) the southern coast is uplifting contrary to subsidence of the northern shore of the gulf.
The Gulf of Corinth has been formed during the Quaternary as aproximately W -E extensional structure.
The Gulf of Corinth in central Greece is one of the most tectonically active and rapidly extending regions in the world.
In February-March 1981 a sequence of three earthquakes with magnitudes greater than 6.3 struck the eastern Gulf of Corinth (Hubert et al., 1996).
The short-period three-component CRLNET (Lyon-Caen et al., 2004) was established in the area of central Gulf of Corinth with the stations both on the northern and southern coast of the Gulf (see Figs.
In 1981 a sequence of three earthquakes with magnitudes greater than 6 struck the eastern Gulf of Corinth. The first two (Ms 6.7, 6.4) occurred during the night of the 24th-25th February and the third (Ms 6.4) seven days later on the 4th of March (Hubert et al., 1996).
Focal mechanisms of small and shallow earthquakes (Hatzfeld et al., 2000) also show normal faulting with the active fault plane dipping at about 45[degrees] for faults at the eastern end of the Gulf of Corinth including Kaparelli.