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Moderate quake jolts Lefkada in Ionian Sea

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A moderate earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale jolted the Ionian island of Lefkada on Saturday morning, in an area that has seen a spike in seismic activity over recent days.

The Athens-based Geodynamic Institute said that the tremor occurred at 10.05 a.m. and its epicenter was 2 kilometers northwest of Lefkada.

The European Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) has put its strength at 4.5 Richter.

The area has seen a spike in seismic activity over recent days, following a 6.4-magnitude quake off Zakynthos on October 26, with the EMSC reporting a fresh 4.6-Richter quake at 3.10 a.m. on Saturday 75 kilometers south of the island. 

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