11 schools added to quake toll

A mild tremor measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale jolted the western island of Cephalonia yesterday in the latest seismic activity in Greece, as authorities shut down 11 schools in Athens and Crete which suffered damage from the powerful earthquake that shook the country on Sunday. State inspection teams decided to close down two nursery schools in Athens and nine different schools – preschool, primary and secondary – in Hania, Crete, after deciding that the buildings were not safe. Authorities have been checking buildings across Greece after Sunday’s 6.9 Richter quake that struck the island of Kythera. The tremor caused three minor injuries and resulted in 40 buildings being listed for demolition on the islands of Kythera and Crete. Authorities have described the aftershocks in the last two days as being minimal. Yesterday’s tremor struck an undersea area southwest of Cephalonia at 10.10 a.m. but did not cause any injuries or damages. Seismologists said that it was not connected to Sunday’s quake.

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