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    Northern Greece Hit by 5.1-Magnitude Earthquake – US Geological Survey

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A 5.1-magnitude earthquake occurred on Tuesday in northern Greece, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

    The tremors were registered at 04:24 GMT with the epicenter of the earthquake located 12 kilometers (about 7.5 miles) west of the town of Rodopoli at a depth of six kilometers.

    There are no reports of any victims or damage caused by the earthquake.

    The last significant earthquake in Greece happened on Sunday when 4.9-magnitude tremors were registered 81 kilometers west of the country’s capital of Athens.

    ​Greece is located in a seismically active zone, which lies in a boundary area between three tectonic plates: the Eurasian, African and Aegean. Earthquakes in the region are caused by movements in the Aegean Sea Plate in a southwesterly direction and the African Plate's subduction beneath the Aegean plate.

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