Two earthquakes shake Greece

Two earthquakes have struck south-western Greece, both with preliminary magnitudes of 5 but with different epicentres, seismologists said.

No injuries or damage were immediately reported.

The first quake struck at 5.12am (0312 Irish time) this morning, with an epicentre beneath the seabed 69 kilometres (43 miles) south-west of the Ionian island of Zakinthos, the Athens Geodynamic Institute said.

The second struck more than two hours later off the south-western shore of the Peloponnese.

The US Geological Survey gave the first quake a preliminary magnitude of 4.9, and the second 5. Preliminary magnitudes often vary in the early hours after a quake.

Greece is in an earthquake-prone region, but most have epicentres deep beneath the seabed and rarely cause damage or injuries.

More in this Section

'Netanyahu confidant to testify against premier over corruption claims'

Teen handed six months in prison for smuggling Bengal Tiger cub into US

19 hurt after explosion rocks bus near former Sri Lanka garrison town

Indian papers advertise 'conversation and dinner' with Donald Trump Jr for buyers of Trump-brand apartments


Lifestyle

The biggest cancer killer will take your breath away

Hopefully she had an idea...

Power of the press: Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks discuss 'The Post'

More From The Irish Examiner