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Zakynthos earthquake

Zakynthos earthquake

A powerful earthquake measuring 6.4 points south of the island of Zakynthos is felt throughout Western Greece

No one was affected by the earthquake that occurred at 01: 54 on Friday (22: 54 GMT), but the local port and the monastery of the 13th century south of Zakynthos was seriously damaged.

A series of aftershocks were felt for several more hours after the earthquake, and local schools were closed during the day.

The earthquake occurred 50 km south-west of Zakynthos, in the Ionian Sea.

Hundreds of residents spent most of the night on the street, as further powerful tremors were felt.

“Everything shook up and down noticeably. The table, the wardrobe and the beds jumped up and down,” said British vacationer Joanna Jones from Liverpool, who stayed with her family at a hotel in Alikanas, in the north of the island.

“It seemed to me that it lasted five minutes, but really it was only 10 seconds.” While the Greek Geodynamic Institute measured the biggest push at 6.4 with a depth of 10 km, the European agency EMSC raised its strength to 6.8 and noticed small changes in sea level.

Residents also left their homes in the city of Patras on the Greek west coast, the report said.

Serious damage was caused to the medieval monastery Strofades on a small island not far from the epicenter of the earthquake, but reports that it was destroyed were not confirmed. Photos posted on Greek social networks showed the destruction in the tower of the monastery.

Zakynthos, also known as Zante, suffered a 7.3 magnitude earthquake in 1953, destroying most of the island’s buildings. Since then, all buildings have been fortified to protect against further shocks. The region is located on the main fault lines and tremors are relatively common, but rarely fatal.

“Zakynthos has anti-seismic protection. There were only cracks and small landslides inside the houses,” said Mayor Pavlos Kolokotsas.

However, photos on social networks on Friday showed a large crack in the ground in the port of the island.

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