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Magnitude-4.8 quake strikes off Greek island of Zakynthos

Sun Online Desk     22nd February, 2018 10:44:33 printer

Magnitude-4.8 quake strikes off Greek island of Zakynthos

 

Greek authorities say an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.8 has struck off the western island of Zakynthos, but no injuries or damage have been reported.

 

The Athens Geodynamic Institute said the quake occurred at 01:44 a.m. Thursday (1144GMT Wednesday) in the Ionian Sea west of Zakynthos, at a relatively shallow depth of 5 kilometers (3 miles).

 

Greece lies in one of the world's most earthquake-prone regions, with thousands of quakes recorded every year. But few cause injuries or significant damage.

 

Zakynthos has had severe earthquakes in the past, and as a result has a very strict building safety code, reports AP.


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