Strong earthquake hits Cephalonia island in western Greece

by Reuters
Sunday, 26 January 2014 15:07 GMT

A dead wild bird lies on the dry lake Koronia some 550 km (344 miles) north of Athens September 20, 2007 after a sudden rainstorm. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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"It was a very strong quake and it scared people. So far we have no reports of injuries but there are reports of damage in the road network and in homes," a police official has told Reuters

ATHENS, Jan 26 (Reuters) - A strong earthquake rocked the island of Cephalonia in western Greece on Sunday but there were no immediate reports of casualties or serious damage.

The 5.8 magnitude quake struck at 1355 GMT, according to the Athens Geodynamic Institute. No tsunami warning was issued.

"It was a very strong quake and it scared people. So far we have no reports of injuries but there are reports of damage in the road network and in homes but (it is) ... not major," a police official on the Ionian Sea island told Reuters.