Strong quake, measuring 5.1 Richter, hits the Greek capital


A strong earthquake hit the Greek capital shortly before 2.30 p.m. on Friday.

The tremor had a magnitude of 5.3 on the Richter scale, according to the Euro-Mediterranean Institute.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or any major damage though some power cuts were reported in central Athens. 

The quake's epicenter was located 23 kilometers northwest of Athens, seisimologists said.