A magnitude 5.3 on the Richter scale earthquake hit southwest of Itea in Central Greece at 12:46 PM local time (10:46 UTC) on Saturday.

The epicenter was 15 kilometers (9 miles) southwest of the town of Itea in Sterea Ellada region, northwest of the Greek capital Athens.
According to the Institute of Geo-dynamics, the depth was 13.7 klm. The jolt was felt in many parts of Greece, including Thessaly, the Peloponnese and Attica.
The scientists are now watching the phenomenon closely.

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