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We are stuck in Zante after an quake and everyone is outside the hotel in blankets.

'There's babies and young children.

Tracey, 27, told The Sun Online: "We're terrified".

A series of aftershocks were felt in the hours after the quake and local schools were shut for the day.

Tracey - who is staying at the Smartline Margarita Hotel with her partner Luke, 28 - said the quake knocked sinks off walls, pulled air con units down and shifted furniture.

Damages are seen at the port of the western island of Zakynthos, Greece. "My partner and I screamed and grabbed each other and he put a pillow over us to protect us as we thought the ceiling would cave".

The epicentre of the quake was located in the Ionian Sea, near the Greek Island of Zante and about 50 miles north-east of the city of Pyrgos.

The Ionian island of Zakynthos is one of Greece's most popular tourist destinations, along with Crete, Kerkyra and Paxi, according to the country's tourism minister Elena Kountoura.




British tourists on holiday in Greece have told of their terror when a powerful quake shook the country early on Friday, with some fleeing their hotels as aftershocks continued for several hours.

A strong natural disaster has struck off Greece's western coast near the tourist island of Zakynthos in the Ionian Sea.

Rockfalls were reported in parts of the island, also known as Zante, and the façades of dozens of white-washed homes cracked and crumbled.

In particular the natural disaster was felt on Zakynthos, where a series of after shocks were strong, with the highest figure being 5.6.

Extensive damage was avoided because quake-prone Zakynthos had adopted seismic protection codes in construction, said Efthymios Lekkas, head of Greece's Earthquake Planning and Protection Organization said.

The majority of damages were reported on Zante, in particular at the largest port of the island, which nevertheless remained open.

Striking at a depth of 14km, the quake rattled the island and was preceded by a moderate foreshock which registered at magnitude 5.


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