4.8-Magnitude Quake Jolts Athens
A 4.8-magnitude earthquake in Greece's southern Peloponnese peninsula jolted Athens on Saturday, the National Geodynamic Institute said, with no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
The quake registered at 8:52 pm (17:52 GMT) about 150 kilometers west of Athens and 13 kilometers south of the town of Aigio in the Peloponnese, the institute said.
Greece experiences more seismic activity than any other country in Europe, accounting for half of the continent's recorded quakes, and the Peloponnese has often been at the center of seismic activity.
In 2008 a 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck the area, killing two people and injuring more than 30.
In 1986, a 6.0-magnitude quake that hit the peninsula's second city of Kalamata killed 20 people, injured hundreds and left thousands homeless.