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Moderate tremor hits south of Hydra, felt in Athens

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A magnitude 5.2 Richter earthquake occurred off the Aegean island of Andros Monday morning, causing alarm among residents though there were no reports of damage or injuries.

According to the Athens Geodynamic Institute, the epicenter of the undersea quake, which occurred at 10.27 a.m., was 53 kilometers southeast of the island at a depth of 90 kilometers.

The temblor was also felt in the Peloponnese and in parts of the capital.

According to Efthymios Lekkas, head of Greece’s Earthquake Planning and Protection Organization and director of the Geology and Geoenvironment Faculty at Athens University, the area is quake-prone, but he deemed that the temblor is not a cause for concern.