5.2 earthquake rattles Greek capital

Athens shaken by 5.2 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday morning

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Updated Jul 28, 2015

An earthquake shook central Greece early on Tuesday and was felt as far away as the capital, Athens, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, Greek authorities said.

The quake of 5.2 magnitude occurred at 01:09 GMT, the Athens Geodynamic Institute said on its website. Its epicentre was 5 km (3 miles) deep near the city of Chalkida on Evia island.

"It was certainly felt, but so far we have not received any calls for assistance," a Greek fire brigade official in Athens said.

Greece is often rattled by earthquakes, most causing no serious damage.