A magnitude 6.8 richter Eartarthquake has struck in the Ionian Sea near Zakynthis off the coast of Greece, triggering warnings of a possible Tsunami.

The quake hit at a shallow depth of 16.6km (10 miles) below the sea floor.
The closest habitation to the epicenter is Lithakia, a coastal village of some 1,300.
The USGS lists perceived shaking from an Earthquake such as this as “very strong” and potential damage as “moderate”.The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) has warned about a possible low-scale tsunami that can last for several hours after the earthquake, citing sea level changes following the tremor.
Locals are advised against going to the beach to try and observe the stunami.

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