A 5.1 magnitude earthquake hit southern Greece some 125 km north of Athens Wednesday. Witnesses said tremors were felt in the capital.
The quake was registered at the depth of 15.6km, the US
Geological Survey reported.
5.1 earthquake, 6km SW of Kainouryion, Greece. Aug 7 12:06 at epicenter (13m ago, 62km Patras, depth 16km). http://t.co/YlL5BeYyHV— Earthquakes Tsunamis (@NewEarthquake) August 7, 2013
There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage, Greek
officials told Reuters.
Greece is occasionally rattled by earthquakes, but they are usually not very powerful. In 1999 a 5.9 magnitude quake killed 143 people.