Magnitude 6 earthquake rocks southern Greece

  29 March 2024    Read: 624
Magnitude 6 earthquake rocks southern Greece

An earthquake measuring close to 6 on the Richter scale rocked southern Greece, the neighboring region early Friday, according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reports citing Daily Sabah.

The magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck southern Greece off the coast of the western Peloponnese.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries from the quake, which was also felt in the Greek capital and as far away as the southern island of Crete.

The quake struck Friday morning and was centered beneath the seabed near the Strofades islands, about 120 kilometers (75 miles) south-southwest of the western city of Patras, according to the Athens Geodynamic Institute.

Greece lies in a highly seismically active region and earthquakes are common. The vast majority cause no injuries and little to no damage.

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