Strong earthquake strikes off western Greece coast


A strong earthquake struck off the island of Lefkada on Tuesday morning, rattling all the Ionian islands and being felt as far as the Greek capital of Athens 385 kilometers away.

According to initial reports from the Geodynamic Institute, the tremor measured around 6 on the Richter scale and took place at 9.11 a.m., with its epicenter located 11 kilometers off the island’s southwest coast at a depth of 5 kilometers.

Other agencies measured the quake being as strong as 6.7 Richter.

There were no initial reports of injuries or damage.