Moderate 5.3 earthquake shakes SW Greece

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An earthquake with a  magnitude of 5.3 has struck 15 kilometres from Itea in south-west Greece and around 130 km to the west of the capital Athens. Strong tremors were felt in Galaxidi around 9 km NE from epicentre.

Initial reports indicate that the depth of the earthquake was around 2 kilometres. So far there have not been any reports of damages or victims.


Greece lies in an earthquake-prone zone and tremors of this magnitude are frequent.


Via The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC)

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