Greek island rattled by 5.2 magnitude quake; no damage or injuries reported

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December 30, 2007 14:08

A magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck the western island of Zakynthos early Saturday, causing no injuries or damage, authorities said. The Athens Geodynamic Institute said Saturday's undersea quake occurred at 8:42 a.m., about 250 kilometers west of Athens. The epicenter was south of Zakynthos, the Institute said. Locals were somewhat concerned by the duration of the earthquake, authorities said, but there was no widespread panic as the area produces frequent strong earthquakes.


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