Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Shaken to its core: The terrifying moment high rise buildings wobble precariously during 6.1 magnitude earthquake which struck Greece, killing two

  • Two people are said to have been killed in the 6.1 magnitude earthquake
  • One was a 82-year-old woman who died when a wall collapsed on her
  • Roads around the island of Lefkada were damaged by mountain landslides
  • Video of the earthquake shows high rise buildings swaying precariously

Harrowing footage has emerged of high rise buildings in Greece swaying precariously during this morning's 6.1 magnitude earthquake that has killed at least two people.

The quake was felt across much of western Greece, with people on the island of Lefkada and the nearby Ionian Sea island of Kefalonia rushing out onto the streets.

The fire department said it was sending crews to Lefkada to assess the situation and help clean-up efforts.

The high rise building is seen wobbling back and forth when the earthquake struck early this morning

In a video uploaded online, two high rise buildings can be seen wobbling back and forth above the city as the earthquake rattles the island.

The The Athens Geodynamic Institute said the undersea quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 and occurred at 9.10am local time, off Greece's western mainland, about 186 miles west of Athens.

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