Moderate earthquake shakes southwestern Greece, no injuries
(dpa) - A moderate earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale shook the southwestern Peloponnese on Friday but there were no reports of injuries or damage, the Athens Geodynamic Institute said.
The underwater earthquake which took place at 9:10 am (0710 GMT) had an epicentre approximately 110 kilometres southwest of Athens, near the town of Methoni.
Late last month, residents of Methoni ran out of their homes in a panic when a strong earthquake measuring 6.1 struck the region.
On February 14, the Methoni area was struck by two quakes about two hours apart that measured 6.5 and 6.4 on the Richter scale. The first quake lasted some 15 seconds but caused no casualties.
Ten days before that, the Peloponnese was hit with an earthquake measuring 5.4 near the city of Patras.