Moderate 5.5 earthquake and aftershocks rattle southern Greece

April 16, 2012GREECEA moderate earthquake measuring 5.5 magnitude on the Richter scale jolted southern Pelopponese in Greece on Monday noon, local media cited the Euromediterranean Seismic Institute as saying. The earthquakes were followed by 4.8 and 4.7 aftershocks. No injuries or major material damages have been reported by local authorities. The epicenter of the quake was traced at a distance of some 19 kilometers off the coast of the city of Methoni at a depth of about 40 kilometers, according to seismologists. The tremor was felt in a major part of Pelopponese. Earthquake-prone Greece is regularly hit by moderate tremors and catastrophic ones many times in recent years. The earthquake in 1999 measuring 6 degrees on the Richter scale in Athens caused many deaths and extensive damages. –CRI English
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