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Earthquake shakes Aigio, nearby areas

An earthquake measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale shook several areas in the regions of Achaia, Aetoloacarnania, Fokida and Corinthia on Sunday afternoon.

According to the Institute of Geodynamics in Athens, the tremor’s epicenter was located in the Gulf of Corinth, 9 kilometers northwest of the town of Aigio, in the Peloponnese.

Work to repair Cephalonia's quake-hit roads gets go-ahead

The allocation of 9.5 million euros to repair roads damaged during strong earthquakes on Cephalonia in January and February was approved on Friday.

Infrastructure Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis gave the go-ahead for the money to be spent on fixing damage to the road between the Ionian island’s capital, Argostoli, and the town of Lixouri.