Last Updated: Monday, February 3, 2014

Lixourion, Greece Earthquake 2014: Second strong earthquake in a week


M 6.1 very strong earthquake shakes Lixourion, Greece today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter was located just 12 km NW of Lixourion. It was 8.5 miles deep.

Earthquake has caused serious damages in Lixouri, Greek radio said quoting Kefalonia Mayor Alexandros Parisis. Seismologists have urged people on the island to leave their houses temporarily.

This earthquake occurred just over a week after a similar quake damaged several buildings. Emergency was declared following severe earthquake in Greek island of Cephalonia some days ago.

03:08 UTC (local time 2014-02-03 05:08 @ epicenter)

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

Lixourion_Greece_Earthquake_epicenter_map

Epicenter Location
12 km (7mi) NW of Lixourion, Greece
74 km (46mi) NW of Zakynthos, Greece
81 km (50mi) SSW of Preveza, Greece
95 km (59mi) W of Mesolongi, Greece
298 km (185mi) W of Athens, Greece

Original post: Natural Disasters List February 3, 2014

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