Earthquake strikes southern Greece

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A magnitude 5.1 earthquake has struck southern Greece, the state-run ANA news agency has said.

The quake rattled the Greek capital, Athens, on Wednesday, causing buildings to shake for several seconds, Reuters news agency quoted witnesses as saying.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage, police and fire brigade officials said.

The magnitude 5.1 quake struck northeast of Patras at a depth of 9.7 miles, U.S. Geological Survey data showed.

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