Magnitude 5.1 quake jolts central Greece

Magnitude 5.1 quake jolts central Greece

PanARMENIAN.Net - An earthquake which the U.S. Geological Survey says had a preliminary magnitude of 5.1 has rattled central Greece Wednesday, Aug 7, and was felt in the country's capital, Athens. There were no immediate reports of any damage or injuries., according to The Associated Press.

The quake occurred about 25 kilometers (15 miles) southeast of the central city of Lamia and 125 kilometers (77 miles) northwest of Athens shortly after noon local time, the USGS said.

Earthquakes are frequent in Greece, which lies in one of the world's most seismically active areas. But the vast majority are small or have epicenters deep beneath the seabed and rarely cause significant damage or injuries.

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