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Quake measuring 5.0 strikes off southern Greek coast

  • A woman walks immobilised ships which ceased operations during a strike, at a promenade of Piraeus port near Athens February 3, 2013. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis

ATHENS: An earthquake of 5.0 magnitude struck in the Mediterranean just off Greece's southern coast on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

The quake occurred at 7:42 a.m. (0542 GMT), 34 miles southwest of the coastal city of Kalamata in the Peloponnese region, the Survey said.

Greece is often rattled by earthquakes. While most cause no serious damage, a 5.9 magnitude quake killed 143 people in 1999.

 
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