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5.2 Magnitude Quake Hits Athens, Sends People Into the Streets

According to the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Centre, as quoted by ABC News, the quake was a 5.2 magnitude. However, the Geodynamic Institute of the National Observatory of Athens has estimated the quake's magnitude at 5.3.

Another strong tremor has been felt in Athens following a 5.2 magnitude quake that hit the city earlier on Friday, Reuters has reported.

Previously, reports emerged that the Greek capital of Athens was hit by a powerful quake, causing people to run into the streets.

The first quakes were registered near Mount Parnitha, 4 kilometres to the north of Magula.

Locals have taken to Twitter to share the latest news about the quake and its aftermath.

No injuries or damage have been reported so far. However, the country's geodynamic institute reported that both landline and mobile phone connections were knocked out by the quake.

​Residents reported traffic jams around Athens after the city was hit by the tremors.

​Seismic activity continues in the area, and more information will be available within hours, the head of the geodynamic institute, Vassilios Karastathis said. He added that the quake was caused by a well-known tectonic rift inside Mount Parnitha, which is near the area that was hit by the September 1999 earthquake.


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