Earthquake moved Lefkada 36 cm south

20 November 2015
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The island of Lefkada moved 36 cm to the south after the strong earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale that stroke the Ionian island on Tuesday, according to Athens Geodynamics Institute data collected by the GPS station at Ponti on Lefkada. It is a big movement that surprised us, said the Institute’s chief Athanassios Ganas.

“It makes sense after this quake” said to ANA-MPA seismologist-researcher Gerassimos Chouliaras. A similar movement happened and on Cephalonia after January 2014 earthquake, he added.

Meanwhile, the aftershocks sequence continues on Lefkada. Approximately 20 tremors were recorded during the night.

On Thursday, the island was declared in state of emergency for six months. 29 houses and 13 public buildings were deemed uninhabitable or unsafe while tens of houses and buildings need repairs.

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