GREECE was hit by a 5.1 magnitude earthquake in the early hours of Sunday morning.
There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries in the Gulf of Corinth quake in the center of the country, authorities said.
The European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) – which revised down an initial reading of 5.7 magnitude – said the quake struck 3.1 miles below the surface in the gulf separating mainland Greece from the Peloponnese peninsula.
It struck 10 miles from the town of Itea.
Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones because they are closer to the surface.
The tremor, which struck just after 1 a.m. local time, was felt as far away as the capital, Athens, 71 miles away.
Greece was hit by a massive 6.0 magnitude earthquake in October last year, with the tremors being felt as far away as Egypt and Syria.
The epicenter was 93 miles southeast of the Greek island of Karpathos, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.
This tremor was also felt in the eastern part of Crete after a church was destroyed the previous month when three builders were inside, killing a new grandpa.
At least 24 people were injured when up to 1,000 homes on Greece’s largest island were damaged by the 6.0 magnitude quake.
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