Earthquake of 5.2 magnitude strikes Greece, no casualties reported
An earthquake of 5.2 magnitude hit northern Greece early Saturday morning, though no casualties and major damages were reported.
Athens: A 5.2-magnitude earthquake struck northern Greece early today, the country's earthquake observatory said, with no reports of victims or major damage.
The tremor struck at 0016 GMT, with its epicenter 20 kilometers from the northern town of Arta and 249 kilometers northeast of the capital Athens, according to the observatory.
Earthquakes occur regularly in Greece. A tremor on May 24 near the island of Lemnos caused injuries in neighboring 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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Officials acknowledged that multiple seismometers had failed several months ago, and hadn't been repaired since.
There was a drop in water levels in the Unit 1 and 3 reactors indicating that the existing damage to their primary containment chambers was worsened.
The epicentre of the quake was at a depth of ten kilometres in Tezpur area of Sonitpur district in Assam