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Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes off western Greece

Published on Feb 3, 2014 11:49 AM

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - A strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck off western Greece early on Monday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.

The quake, which was initially reported as 6.4 in magnitude, struck 122km west of Patras at a relatively shallow depth of 13.7km at 0308 GMT (11.08am Singapore time), the USGS said.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck the same region late last month. That quake was felt on several Ionian islands and as far away as the capital Athens.

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