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5.2 magnitude earthquake in northern Greece

/ 12:04 PM October 25, 2014

ATHENS— A 5.2-magnitude earthquake struck northern Greece early Saturday, the country’s earthquake observatory said, with no reports of victims or major damage.

The tremor struck at 3:16 am (0016 GMT), with its epicentre 20 kilometres (12 miles) from the northern town of Arta and 249 kilometres northeast of the capital Athens, according to the observatory.

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Earthquakes occur regularly in Greece. A tremor on May 24 near the island of Lemnos caused injuries in neighbouring Turkey, while in January thousands of people were left homeless by a quake on the Ionian island of Cephalonia, in the west of the country.

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