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Magnitude ML 3.9Region GREECEDate time 2014-01-28 19:12:12.0 UTCLocation 38.41 N ; 20.55 EDepth 2 kmDistances 281 km W of Athens, Greece / pop: 729,137 / local time: 21:12:12.0 2014-01-28105 km W of Pátra, Greece / pop: 163,360 / local time: 21:12:12.0 2014-01-2826 km N of Argostólion, Greece / pop: 9,820 / local time: 21:12:12.0 2014-01-2816 km W of Itháki, Greece / pop: 1,843 / local time: 21:12:12.0 2014-01-28

Magnitude ML 4.0Region GREECEDate time 2014-01-28 20:31:23.0 UTCLocation 38.46 N ; 20.43 EDepth 2 kmDistances 293 km W of Athens, Greece / pop: 729,137 / local time: 22:31:23.0 2014-01-28117 km W of Pátra, Greece / pop: 163,360 / local time: 22:31:23.0 2014-01-2831 km N of Argostólion, Greece / pop: 9,820 / local time: 22:31:23.0 2014-01-2827 km NW of Itháki, Greece / pop: 1,843 / local time: 22:31:23.0 2014-01-28

Magnitude ML 4.0Region GREECEDate time 2014-01-28 20:47:52.0 UTCLocation 38.32 N ; 20.48 EDepth 2 kmDistances 286 km W of Athens, Greece / pop: 729,137 / local time: 22:47:52.0 2014-01-28110 km W of Pátra, Greece / pop: 163,360 / local time: 22:47:52.0 2014-01-2815 km N of Argostólion, Greece / pop: 9,820 / local time: 22:47:52.0 2014-01-28

Magnitude ML 3.7Region IONIAN SEADate time 2014-01-28 21:08:37.0 UTCLocation 38.31 N ; 19.83 EDepth 30 kmDistances 335 km S of Tirana, Albania / pop: 374,801 / local time: 22:08:37.0 2014-01-28146 km S of Kérkyra, Greece / pop: 27,003 / local time: 23:08:37.0 2014-01-2859 km W of Argostólion, Greece / pop: 9,820 / local time: 23:08:37.0 2014-01-28

Magnitude ML 3.1Region GREECEDate time 2014-01-28 22:07:47.7 UTCLocation 38.41 N ; 20.44 EDepth 2 kmDistances 291 km W of Athens, Greece / pop: 729,137 / local time: 00:07:47.7 2014-01-29115 km W of Pátra, Greece / pop: 163,360 / local time: 00:07:47.7 2014-01-2926 km N of Argostólion, Greece / pop: 9,820 / local time: 00:07:47.7 2014-01-29

Magnitude mb 4.5Region GREECEDate time 2014-01-28 22:22:38.0 UTCLocation 38.45 N ; 20.35 EDepth 0 kmDistances 299 km W of Athens, Greece / pop: 729,137 / local time: 00:22:38.0 2014-01-29123 km W of Pátra, Greece / pop: 163,360 / local time: 00:22:38.0 2014-01-2932 km N of Argostólion, Greece / pop: 9,820 / local time: 00:22:38.0 2014-01-2928 km N of Lixoúrion, Greece / pop: 3,758 / local time: 00:22:38.0 2014-01-29

PM Samaras travels to earthquake-stricken Kefalonia after meeting with Russia's PutinPrime Minister Antonis Samaras on Tuesday redirected his plane to the earthquake-stricken island of Kefalonia, where he will spend the night, instead of returning to Athens as planned. Leaving Brussels on Tuesday evening, where he earlier held talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Samaras ordered the pilot of the state aircraft to change course and land in Kefalonia instead of Athens.

Magnitude ML 4.0Region GREECEDate time 2014-01-28 23:52:59.0 UTCLocation 38.35 N ; 20.13 EDepth 2 kmDistances 317 km W of Athens, Greece / pop: 729,137 / local time: 01:52:59.0 2014-01-29141 km W of Pátra, Greece / pop: 163,360 / local time: 01:52:59.0 2014-01-2937 km NW of Argostólion, Greece / pop: 9,820 / local time: 01:52:59.0 2014-01-29

Magnitude ML 3.7Region GREECEDate time 2014-01-28 23:57:29.3 UTCLocation 38.24 N ; 20.62 EDepth 1 kmDistances 273 km W of Athens, Greece / pop: 729,137 / local time: 01:57:29.3 2014-01-2998 km W of Pátra, Greece / pop: 163,360 / local time: 01:57:29.3 2014-01-2913 km NE of Argostólion, Greece / pop: 9,820 / local time: 01:57:29.3 2014-01-293 km SW of Sámi, Greece / pop: 1,347 / local time: 01:57:29.3 2014-01-29

Magnitude ML 3.4Region GREECEDate time 2014-01-29 01:18:26.0 UTCLocation 38.29 N ; 20.64 EDepth 2 kmDistances 272 km W of Athens, Greece / pop: 729,137 / local time: 03:18:26.0 2014-01-2996 km W of Pátra, Greece / pop: 163,360 / local time: 03:18:26.0 2014-01-2918 km NE of Argostólion, Greece / pop: 9,820 / local time: 03:18:26.0 2014-01-294 km N of Sámi, Greece / pop: 1,347 / local time: 03:18:26.0 2014-01-29

Magnitude ML 3.5Region GREECEDate time 2014-01-29 01:32:28.0 UTCLocation 38.41 N ; 20.61 EDepth 2 kmDistances 276 km W of Athens, Greece / pop: 729,137 / local time: 03:32:28.0 2014-01-29100 km W of Pátra, Greece / pop: 163,360 / local time: 03:32:28.0 2014-01-2928 km N of Argostólion, Greece / pop: 9,820 / local time: 03:32:28.0 2014-01-2911 km NW of Itháki, Greece / pop: 1,843 / local time: 03:32:28.0 2014-01-29

Magnitude ML 3.3Region GREECEDate time 2014-01-29 01:59:29.8 UTCLocation 38.40 N ; 20.47 EDepth 8 kmDistances 288 km W of Athens, Greece / pop: 729,137 / local time: 03:59:29.8 2014-01-29112 km W of Pátra, Greece / pop: 163,360 / local time: 03:59:29.8 2014-01-2924 km N of Argostólion, Greece / pop: 9,820 / local time: 03:59:29.8 2014-01-29

Magnitude ML 3.1Region GREECEDate time 2014-01-29 02:34:29.0 UTCLocation 38.38 N ; 20.47 EDepth 2 kmDistances 288 km W of Athens, Greece / pop: 729,137 / local time: 04:34:29.0 2014-01-29112 km W of Pátra, Greece / pop: 163,360 / local time: 04:34:29.0 2014-01-2922 km N of Argostólion, Greece / pop: 9,820 / local time: 04:34:29.0 2014-01-29

Magnitude ML 3.4Region GREECEDate time 2014-01-29 02:47:23.1 UTCLocation 38.26 N ; 20.65 EDepth 2 kmDistances 271 km W of Athens, Greece / pop: 729,137 / local time: 04:47:23.1 2014-01-2995 km W of Pátra, Greece / pop: 163,360 / local time: 04:47:23.1 2014-01-2917 km NE of Argostólion, Greece / pop: 9,820 / local time: 04:47:23.1 2014-01-291 km N of Sámi, Greece / pop: 1,347 / local time: 04:47:23.1 2014-01-29

In the aftermath of the large-scale earthquake (5.9-Richter) that rocked Kefalonia Island on Sunday 26 January, the Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers sent a message of sympathy to those who are going through difficult times.According to latest developments, most of the island’s tourism infrastructure is in very good condition and no problems have been reported that affect the accommodation capacity of the destination.“In view of the new season, everything shows that Kefalonia is ready to welcome and service foreign and Greek visitors,” the federation concluded.

Magnitude ML 3.6Region GREECEDate time 2014-01-29 10:17:10.9 UTCLocation 38.41 N ; 20.51 EDepth 2 kmDistances 285 km W of Athens, Greece / pop: 729,137 / local time: 12:17:10.9 2014-01-29109 km W of Pátra, Greece / pop: 163,360 / local time: 12:17:10.9 2014-01-2925 km N of Argostólion, Greece / pop: 9,820 / local time: 12:17:10.9 2014-01-2919 km W of Itháki, Greece / pop: 1,843 / local time: 12:17:10.9 2014-01-29

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras on Wednesday expressed the government's strong will in assisting the Ionian island of Cephalonia to return to normality following a 5.9 Richter earthquake on Sunday. Samaras arrived on the island on an unscheduled visit late Tuesday.Speaking to the press on Wednesday, the premier noted that all of the island's schools had been checked for damage with the majority expected to start operating again on Monday.Some 400 buildings, including houses, stores and state buildings have been checked so far, noted the prime minister, who added that the overall damage recorded on the island was comparatively small given the magnitude of Sunday's quake. Hospitals and airports were functioning normally, while infrastructure problems included damage on the Lixouri-Argostoli road which remained closed on Wednesday.The island's cultural heritage had not suffered major damage, noted Samaras, who added that a Ministry of Culture team was expected to visit the island next week."Cephalonia remains a beautiful and entirely safe tourist destination," Samaras concluded.

Magnitude ML 3.1Region GREECEDate time 2014-01-29 10:55:00.0 UTCLocation 38.27 N ; 20.37 EDepth 8 kmDistances 295 km W of Athens, Greece / pop: 729,137 / local time: 12:55:00.0 2014-01-29119 km W of Pátra, Greece / pop: 163,360 / local time: 12:55:00.0 2014-01-2914 km NW of Argostólion, Greece / pop: 9,820 / local time: 12:55:00.0 2014-01-299 km NW of Lixoúrion, Greece / pop: 3,758 / local time: 12:55:00.0 2014-01-29

An earthquake that measures 5.0 on the Richter scale has a shaking amplitude 10 times larger than one that measures 4.0, and corresponds to a 31.6 times larger release of energy.

A seismic scale is used to calculate and compare the severity of earthquakes.Two fundamentally different but equally important types of scales are commonly used by seismologists to describe earthquakes. The original force or energy of an earthquake is measured on a magnitude scale, while the intensity of shaking occurring at any given point on the Earth's surface is measured on an intensity scale.The severity of an earthquake is described by both magnitude and intensity. These two frequently confused terms refer to different, but related, observations. Magnitude, usually expressed as an Arabic numeral characterizes the size of an earthquake by measuring indirectly the energy released. By contrast, intensity indicates the local effects and potential for damage produced by an earthquake on the Earth's surface.

Magnitude ML 2.4Region GREECEDate time 2014-01-29 12:06:18.6 UTCLocation 38.36 N ; 20.46 EDepth 8 kmDistances 288 km W of Athens, Greece / pop: 729,137 / local time: 14:06:18.6 2014-01-29112 km W of Pátra, Greece / pop: 163,360 / local time: 14:06:18.6 2014-01-2920 km N of Argostólion, Greece / pop: 9,820 / local time: 14:06:18.6 2014-01-2918 km N of Lixoúrion, Greece / pop: 3,758 / local time: 14:06:18.6 2014-01-29

Magnitude ML 2.2Region GREECEDate time 2014-01-29 12:09:32.6 UTCLocation 38.41 N ; 20.41 EDepth 1 kmDistances 294 km W of Athens, Greece / pop: 729,137 / local time: 14:09:32.6 2014-01-29117 km W of Pátra, Greece / pop: 163,360 / local time: 14:09:32.6 2014-01-2926 km N of Argostólion, Greece / pop: 9,820 / local time: 14:09:32.6 2014-01-29

Magnitude ML 2.0Region GREECEDate time 2014-01-29 12:10:52.1 UTCLocation 38.20 N ; 20.41 EDepth 9 kmDistances 291 km W of Athens, Greece / pop: 729,137 / local time: 14:10:52.1 2014-01-29116 km W of Pátra, Greece / pop: 163,360 / local time: 14:10:52.1 2014-01-297 km W of Argostólion, Greece / pop: 9,820 / local time: 14:10:52.1 2014-01-292 km W of Lixoúrion, Greece / pop: 3,758 / local time: 14:10:52.1 2014-01-29

Magnitude ML 2.4Region GREECEDate time 2014-01-29 12:14:27.5 UTCLocation 38.41 N ; 20.44 EDepth 1 kmDistances 291 km W of Athens, Greece / pop: 729,137 / local time: 14:14:27.5 2014-01-29115 km W of Pátra, Greece / pop: 163,360 / local time: 14:14:27.5 2014-01-2926 km N of Argostólion, Greece / pop: 9,820 / local time: 14:14:27.5 2014-01-29

Magnitude ML 3.0Region GREECEDate time 2014-01-29 12:17:12.3 UTCLocation 38.23 N ; 20.39 EDepth 8 kmDistances 293 km W of Athens, Greece / pop: 729,137 / local time: 14:17:12.3 2014-01-29118 km W of Pátra, Greece / pop: 163,360 / local time: 14:17:12.3 2014-01-2910 km NW of Argostólion, Greece / pop: 9,820 / local time: 14:17:12.3 2014-01-295 km NW of Lixoúrion, Greece / pop: 3,758 / local time: 14:17:12.3 2014-01-29