Strong earthquake strikes fire-ravaged Greece, no injuries, damage

August 28, 2007 13:31

A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5 struck fire-ravaged southern Greece Tuesday, the Athens Geodynamic Institute said. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The quake struck at 12:05 p.m. and had an epicenter 185 kilometers (115 miles) west of Athens, 15 kilometers east of Pyrgos near Ancient Olympia, the institute said. The quake panicked residents in the region and was felt in areas where firefighters were battling blazes.

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