5.1-magnitude quake occurs in southern Greece

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
December 17, 2010 14:03

ATHENS, Greece — Seismologists in Greece said a 5.1 magnitude earthquake rattled the south of the country on Friday, but there were no reports from authorities of damage or injury.

Athens Geodynamic Institute, a state earthquake monitoring agency, said the undersea quake occurred at 11:37 a.m. (0937GMT), 120 kilometers (75 miles) south of Athens, near the island of Milos. It struck at a depth of 103 kilometers (64 miles).

Municipal authorities on the Aegean Sea island said the quake was barely felt in the main town of Plaka.


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