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The most devastating event of the recent history of Santorini is without doubt the 1956 earthquake scaling 7.8 on the richter scale. The earthquake at the time caused almost total destruction in many villages and many casualties. After the deadly earthquake, Fira and Oia villages were fully reconstructed following the traditional architecture of the Island.

The most devastating event of the recent history of Santorini is without doubt the 1956 earthquake scaling 7.8 on the richter scale. The earthquake at the time caused almost total destruction in many villages and many casualties. After the deadly earthquake, Fira and Oia villages were fully reconstructed following the traditional architecture of the Island.

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