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Greece island rattled by strong earthquake, felt in Athens

On Wednesday (28 December), a 4.9 magnitude earthquake shook Evia, central Greece, and was felt in Athens according to the Athens Geodynamic Institute.

According to local authorities and the fire brigade, there were no immediate reports of injury or damage.

The earthquake, which was about 10 km deep, occurred in the greater Messapia area around 12.24 GMT.

Skai radio reported that Messapia Mayor George Psathas said: “It was felt very strongly…and lasted long.”

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Another tremor with a magnitude of 3.6 followed, according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre.

According to Seismologists, the earthquakes in the area occurred around 20 years ago.

Greece is frequently shaken by earthquakes, but most of them do not cause serious damage.

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