Strong Earthquakes Hit Greek Islands, No Injuries

World | January 27, 2014, Monday // 11:28| Views: 753 | Comments: 0
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Bulgaria: Strong Earthquakes Hit Greek Islands, No Injuries A window is seen damaged in Argostoli city, Cephalonia, after a 5.9 earthquake hit the island on Sunday. Photo by EPA/BGNES

After the powerful 5.9 magnitude earthquake on the Greek island of Cephalonia, another 5.3 magnitude tremor struck the island of Zakynthos on Sunday night.

The earthquake happened at 8:45 PM, several hours after the nearby island of Cephalonia was shaken by a stronger tremor. There are no reports of casualties or injured people in both cases.

Over the past 12 hours, as many as 30 earthquakes have been registered on the territory of Greece, most of them between 3-4 on the Richter scale.

People in Cephalonia ran out of their homes immediately, some of them preferring to spend the night outdoors, reports the daily Kathimerini. Some of the more elderly citizens of the island still remember the deadly earthquake which struck in 1953, killing 455 people.

Some buildings have suffered cracks, and schools will remain closed until experts calculate the damages.

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