Magnitude 5.0 earthquake in southern Greece; no injuries, damage

An earthquake of preliminary magnitude 5.0 rattled southern Greece Thursday, seismologists said. No damage or injuries were reported.


The undersea quake occurred at 6:54 AM off the southern city of Kalamata, some 175 miles southwest of Athens. The US Geological Survey recorded the magnitude at 4.5. The southern Greek region has been jolted by more than a dozen quakes since the beginning of the year, the strongest recorded at magnitude 6.5 on Feb. 14. (AP)