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Sunday 21 December 2014

Kefalonia hit by another earthquake

A strong earthquake, of 4.6 magnitude, has hit the western Greek island of Kefalonia but no damage has been reported
A strong earthquake, of 4.6 magnitude, has hit the western Greek island of Kefalonia but no damage has been reported

A strong earthquake, of 4.6 magnitude, has hit the western Greek island of Kefalonia but no damage has been reported.

The tremor happened at 9.31am local time at sea, west of the island, 16 miles (25km) below the surface, some 186 miles (300km) west of the capital Athens, the Institute of Geodynamics at Athens University reported.

Since January 26, Kefalonia has been struck by two quakes of more than 5.0 in magnitude, and hundreds of aftershocks over 3.5, resulting to damage in some 3,000 houses, according to authorities.

The island, which was flattened in 1953 by three successive earthquakes, culminating in a 7.2 tremor, lies in a very active seismic area.

A 4.6 tremor also struck early yesterday morning, following a 4.5 one on Wednesday.

AP

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