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Quake shakes Greece

A 6.7-magnitude quake shook Greece on Sunday, causing minor injuries and slight damage.

BY SUSAN KIM | BALTIMORE | January 8, 2006

A 6.7-magnitude quake shook Greece on Sunday, causing minor injuries and slight damage.

The temblor was felt as far away as Egypt and Jordan. It was centered near the island of Kythira, some 125 miles south of Athens, according to reports from the Athens Geodynamic Institute. The quake was 23 miles below the surface, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Officials said since the quake occurred deep undersea, the potential for structural damage was decreased.

Minor structural damage was found at Kythira's airport, and in buildings in the island of Crete.

Aftershocks were still rocking the area all day Sunday.

In September 1999, a 5.9-magnitude quake struck Athens. It killed nearly 150 people and displaced some 60,000 others.


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