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Tremor hits western islands of Greece, no loss reported


Devdiscourse News Desk athens Greece
Updated: 17-03-2019 19:49 IST
Tremor hits western islands of Greece, no loss reported

The epicentre was 16 kilometres (10 miles) east of Zakynthos and the depth was 23.2 kilometres (14.4 miles). Image Credit: ANI

Greek geological experts say an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.5 has hit the western island of Zakynthos, but no damage has been reported. The Athens Institute of Geodynamics reported that the temblor struck at 1:49 pm (1149 GMT) Sunday.

The epicentre was 16 kilometres (10 miles) east of Zakynthos and the depth was 23.2 kilometres (14.4 miles). Greece lies in an earthquake-prone zone and tremors of this magnitude are frequent. Zakynthos was hit by a magnitude 6.4 earthquake last October 26, followed by dozens of aftershocks of at least 4.0-magnitude.

(With inputs from agencies.)

COUNTRY : Greece

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