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Earthquake Victims Facing Difficult Weather Conditions

Cephalonia33Residents of the Greek island Cephalonia are faced with yet another problem. After the large-scale earthquakes, rumors about future more powerful earthquakes, major damages in buildings, lack of food and shelter, earthquake victims will have to face bad weather conditions.
People in the village of Lixouri, Greece, which appears to have undergone the worst damages, are not able to visit their homes. According to the weather forecast during the next few days, Cephalonia will be hit with rain and thunderstorms.
As a result most people do not want to use the tents that were set up for them in St. Anthony football field. The field has turned muddy because of the rain and the weather is really cold. Even though linens and mattresses have been sent to the island in order to cope with the humidity, people are still refusing to sleep outside.
Most residents of Lixouri choose to stay at a friends home, the local gymnasium, buses and sometimes in their cars.
Furthermore, they are trying to return to a normal routine. Some shops and supermarkets were able to open their doors today and serve customers. However, the fact that there is no drinking water or electricity is not helping things return to normal. Repair teams have been sent to the island in order to help fix the problems.
Two more earthquakes
Meanwhile, two more earthquakes shook the island at 8pm (4 on the Richter scale) and 9:20pm (4.3 on the Richter scale) on Thursday.
According to Greek seismology professor, Akis Tselentis, the worst is over for the island of Cephalonia. However, he stresses: “We need to pay more attention to what is happening in the area of Amfikleia.”
“It is likely that there will be a strong aftershock in order to complete the cycle created by the second earthquake that measured 5.7 degrees on the Richter scale. However, Cephalonia is no longer in danger.”
Concerning the seismic activity in Amfikleia and after today’s 4.3 magnitude professor Tselentis said: “I personally think we have a problem here. Today’s tremor was not an aftershock from the earthquake that occurred in June. We need to pay attention to this specific area. We need to study all the signs with great interest.”
Hoax suspected, man arrested after phone call to Cephalonia warning of quake
Police have arrested a 44-year-old man in southern Greece for allegedly posing as an official from the country’s main seismological institute, following powerful earthquakes on the western island of Cephalonia.
Police on Thursday, alleged that the man, pretending to be from the Institute of Geodynamics in Athens, called a 62-year-old woman on the island and warned of another major quake. The motive for the call is unclear.

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