A strong earthquake has Friday morning to 1.54 you local time to the west of Greece shake-up. The epicentre was about 50 km from the island of Zakynthos.
The earthquake had had a strength of 6.8 on the Richter scale. “It was a strong earthquake in the Ionian Sea’, said a seismoloog on the Greek radio. The quake was felt in the whole country, and even in Italy, Malta, Albania and Libya. Many Greeks were from their sleep removed. “It was fierce, objects fell to the ground,” says a witness in Katastari.
The power fell on the island, and there are some reports of damage in the port of Zakynthos. Local news sites also report damage to a 15th century monastery in Strofades.
A spokesman of the civil protection says that at least two people slightly wounded to the hospital.
The region of the Ionian Sea is very sensitive to earthquakes. There is a fault line where the Eurasian and African continental plate converge.