Tuesday 23 January 2018

Athens rocked by earthquake but no casualties reported

Renee Maltezou

An earthquake shook buildings in the Greek capital on Monday but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

A magnitude 4.5 quake struck central Greece just before 1500 GMT and was followed by a stronger tremor, the Athens Geodynamics Institute said. Fire brigade officials said they had not received any calls for assistance.

Greece is often rattled by earthquakes, most causing no serious damage. A 5.9 magnitude quake in 1999 killed 143 people.

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