Last Updated: Monday, January 27, 2014

Emergency declared after severe earthquake in Greek island of Cephalonia

Emergency has been declared following the severe earthquake in Cephalonia island of Greece.

At least seven people are reported to be injured by the earthquake.

Schools across Cephalonia (Kefalonia) will be closed Monday to inspect the earthquake damage.

Tremors were even felt in parts of Albania (Tirana) and Italy.

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M 6.1 severe earthquake shakes Cephalonia island (Kefalonia) of Greece today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter was located just 3 km S of Lixourion, Greece. It was 7.7 miles deep.

Several houses have been damage in Lixouri. Dozen of aftershocks have been reported in the area.

13:55 UTC (local time 2014-01-26 15:55 @ epicenter)

Shaking Intensity (MMI)
VII (Very Strong): Argostolion and Lixourion
VI (Strong): Valsamata and Sami
V (Moderate): Poros and Ithaki
IV (Light): Patra and Ioannina
III (Weak): Larisa, Lamia and Vlore


Epicenter Location
3 km (2mi) S of Lixourion, Greece
58 km (36mi) NW of Zakynthos, Greece
90 km (56mi) WNW of Amalias, Greece
90 km (56mi) WSW of Mesolongi, Greece
289 km (180mi) W of Athens, Greece

Original post: Natural Disasters List January 26, 2014

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