Lefkada: 6.1R earthquake resulting in two fatalities and several injuries

Α strong earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale jolted the Ionian island of Lefkada on Tuesday morning, resulting in two fatalities and several injuries.

A 60-year old woman died inside her home in the village of Ponti Vassilikis when the tremor dislodged a large rock from a hill, which struck one of the home’s outer walls and fatally injured her.

Another woman died in the village of Athani.

There were also reports of widespread damage to the road network on the southwest part of the island.

According to the Geodynamic Institute in Athens, the tremor, which took place at 9:15 a.m. (7.15), was located in the sea region 25 kilometers off the island.

An aftershock measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale was also recorded.