Source Pravda.Ru

Aftershocks rattle Greek island after strong quake

Dozens of aftershocks, as strong as magnitude 5.1, rattled the island of Kefallonia Monday following a strong quake that damaged roads and dozens of old buildings on the Ionian Sea holiday island.

No one was hurt in Sunday's 5.9-magnitude undersea quake that occurred 290 kilometers (223 miles) west of Athens.

Regional governor Dionysis Georgatos said Monday that roads had been reopened following landslides caused by the quake, but that several schools and public buildings remained closed as a precaution.

"We are used to earthquakes here. Fortunately, the damage was fairly limited," he said.

The Athens Geodynamic Institute said the 5.1 magnitude aftershock occurred at 5:20 a.m. (0220GMT) Monday, reports AP.

"Aftershocks are to be expected after an event like this, and some of them will be strong ... This is a very quake-prone area," the institute's research director Gerasimos Papadopoulos said.

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