Greece: Athens: 5.1 Earthquake

A strong earthquake has shaken the Greek capital of Athens, knocking out phone networks and power in parts of the city.

The earthquake was registered at 5.1 magnitude with an epicentre about 22km (14 miles) north-west of Athens.

Athenians ran out into the streets and evacuated tall buildings as the tremor shook the capital for some 15 seconds.

There were no reports of serious injuries but several aftershocks have been felt.

The strongest shock was of 4.3 magnitude, almost an hour after the initial quake hit at 14:13 (11:13 GMT).

The earthquake was particularly felt in the centre of Athens. There were reports that the fire service rescued over a dozen people trapped in elevators, following the power outage.

Residents posted footage on social media on the impact of the quake.

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