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“Minoas 2024”: 112 messages will be sent to the residents of Crete on Monday and Tuesday

“Minoas 2024”: 112 messages will be sent to the residents of Crete on Monday and Tuesday

her Sending messages 112 On Monday 22/04/2024 and Tuesday 23/04/2024 for residents of Crete Earthquake Exercise “Minoas 2024” The Ministry of Climate Crisis and Civil Defense announced

As specifically stated: “The Ministry of Climate Crisis and Civil Defense announces that it is conducting an operational exercise of the full development of the earthquake field and in the context of geodynamic events in the region. Crete Codenamed “MINOAS 2024”, the event will take place on the island on April 22, 23 and 24. The outgoing branch of the European emergency number service 112 will be used (send messages)».

Especially, for exercise needs A total of three messages will be sent to the residents and visitors of Crete: One on Monday morning 22/04/2024 and two on Tuesday 23/04/2024.

All messages begin with a unique “Exercise – exercise – exercise(A related note will also be added in English: “Exercise – Exercise – Exercise”) to clarify that this is an exercise and to avoid misunderstandings and confusion.

More specifically:

Monday, April 22, 2024, after 10:00 A.M., A message will be sent to the PE. Chania and Rethymnon, which marks the start of the first day of training. The message will contain the following content: “Exercise – Exercise – Exercising the Ministry of Climate Crisis and Civil Defense 22/04/2024 – Time (…) – Strong earthquake vibration felt in the region of Chania and Rethymnon of earthquake units – Start MINOAS 2024. Exercise – Exercise – exercise”

They will be sent on Tuesday, April 23, 2024 Two 112 messages for all of Crete. The first message will be sent after 10:00 AM indicating the start of the second day of practice. and will contain the following:

«Exercise – Exercise – Exercise of the Ministry of Climate Crisis and Civil Protection 23/04/2024 – Time (…) – A very strong earthquake was felt across Crete. Start of MINOAS 2024 Earthquake Exercise – Exercise – Exercise»

A few minutes after the first message comes the second message And a warning message about the risk of a tsunami due to an earthquake. The message will contain the following content: “Exercise – Exercise – Ministry of Climate Crisis and Civil Defense 23/04/2024 hours (…) – A magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck 30 km WAT center of Heraklion. There is a risk of tsunami in your area. Move away from shore immediately. Follow local authority guidelines Practice – Practice – Practice».

The Ministry of Climate Crisis and Civil Defense emphasizes If an emergency situation requiring an alarm message to be sent from 112 occurs on the above dates, it will be carried out normally. To this end, on April 22 and 23, 2024, 112 in Crete invites recipients of messages to carefully read the content of the notifications they receive.