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Strong earthquake rattles northeastern Greece

A strong earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale shook north-eastern Greece early on Tuesday, but there were no reports of injuries or damage.

world Updated: Oct 14, 2008 08:42 IST
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A strong earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale shook north-eastern Greece early on Tuesday, but there were no reports of injuries or damage.

The underwater quake took place at 5:06 a.m. and had an epicentre northeast of Athens near Halkida and the island of Evia.

Two smaller earthquakes took place a few minutes later.

The earthquake startled people in Athens.

First Published: Oct 14, 2008 08:41 IST