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Earthquake rattles with 4.2R Corinth and Athens

An earthquake measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale rattled Corinth at 6 o’ clock early Friday morning. The tremor was felt in surrounding area but even in Athens, some 50 km away, in the East.

The epicenter of the earthquake was in the sea area, east from the Alkyonides islets, 27 km south/southwest of Thiva and 50 km northwest of Athens, the Geodynamic Institute of the National Observatory of Athens announced.

The focal depth was at 5 km.

There are no reports on injuries or material damage.

Speaking to media, Head of Greek Earthquake Protection and Planning Authoritiy, Efthimios Lekkas said that the earthquake occurred in the sea area between Psatha and Porto Germeno, 30 km North of Corinth.

It is an area where earthquake frequently occur and there is no reason of concern, he stressed. He added that the tremor was particularly felt due to the low focal depth.

Lekkas stressed that seismologists closely monitor the phenomenon.

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