Magnitude-6.6 quake rattles north-eastern Greece

Other News Materials 14 October 2008 07:58 (UTC +04:00)

A strong earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale shook north-eastern Greece early Tuesday, but there were no reports of injuries or damage, reports dpa.

The underwater quake took place at 5:06 am (0306 GMT) and had an epicentre north-east of Athens near Halkida and the island of Evia.

Two smaller earthquakes took place a few minutes later.

The earthquake startled people in Athens.