"Solid stone walls rippled like paper in the wind"
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Between 9th and 14th August 1953, a massive earthquake shattered Cephallonia.   Entire villages were destroyed, along with the vast majority of houses.   600 people were killed.   Many of the survivors emigrated to find a better life elsewhere.   Britain, America, Norway and France were among the countries that contributed considerable amounts of aid to the stricken island.