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Earthquake strikes Evia, no damage or injuries

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An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.7 struck the island of Evia on Wednesday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The Geodynamic Institute said the quake struck shortly after 9 a.m. local time around 24 kilometers south of the coastal town of Kymi at a depth of 5 kilometers.

The earthquake was felt in Athens.

Greece lies in one of the world’s most seismically active areas and earthquakes are common, although major damage and fatalities are rare.