Thursday, February 14, 2008

6.7 earthquake hits Greece

A large earthquake has hit off the southern coast of Greece. The 6.7 magnitude quake, according to the USGS, struck at 10:09 UTC [12:09 local time] . The depth of the tremor was only 30 km and was felt as far away as the capital Athens, more than 230 km away. There have been no reports of injuries or major damage, but the country is braced for any aftershocks. Sky News reported the event at 10:50 UTC some 40 minutes after the earthquake struck.

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