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Magnitude 4.9 earthquake hits Greek island of Evia

Published on NewsOK Modified: November 12, 2013 at 1:26 pm •  Published: November 12, 2013
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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say an earthquake with preliminary magnitude 4.9 has struck the island of Evia, but there are no reports of damage or injury.

The Athens Geodynamic Institute says the quake occurred shortly after 8 p.m. (1800GMT) Tuesday, near the town of Istiaia.

It was felt strongly in the Greek capital, about 120 kilometers (75 miles) away.

Greece lies in one of the world's most earthquake-prone zones. Most of the quakes recorded every year cause little damage, but in 1999 a magnitude 5.9 quake killed 143 people in Athens, caused 110 buildings to collapse and severely damaged about 5,000 more.


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