Earthquake strikes Western Greece, no damages

Night scene of the "rock of Monemvasia" May 29, 2012. Monemvasia is located in the southeastern Peloponnese some 300 kms from Athens and 95 kms southeast from Sparta, capital of Laconia province. Its name derives from two Greek words, mone and emvassi, meaning "single entrance". The Byzantine fortress town of Monemvasia has been referred to variously throughout the ages as the 'Gibraltar of the East', or the 'Castle above the Clouds'. It is situated on a small islet linked to the mainland by a causeway and bridge, separated from the mainland by a major earthquake in 337 A.D. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (GREECE - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY TRAVEL)

New Delhi: The Greek police reported an earthquake measuring 6.7 magnitude struck off the western Greek island of Lefkada on Tuesday.

However, there have been no reports of any damages or injuries so far.

Earlier, the U.S. Geological Survey reported a magnitude 6.7 quake had occurred 10 km below the Earth’s surface. A second reading gave a magnitude of 6.8 and a depth of just 5 km.


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