4.5 magnitude quake strikes in southern Greece

by Reuters
Friday, 25 April 2014 18:50 GMT

April 25 (Reuters) - A 4.5-magnitude earthquake struck southern Greece on Friday in the Peloponnese region, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake was located 104 miles (169 km) southwest of Kalamata at a depth of 21.5 miles (35 km), the agency said.

Greece is prone to earthquakes. Most cause no serious damage, but a 5.9 magnitude quake in 1999 killed 143 people. (Reporting by Doina Chiacu in Washington; Editing by Angus MacSwan)

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