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    Greece hit by strong earthquake




    A powerful earthquake has hit Greece, shaking buildings and waking people from their sleep.


    Greek geologists say the quake - measuring 6.5 - was centred 120km (75 miles) south-west of Athens in the southern Peloponnese region.
    But it was very deep, 51km underground, and there were no early reports of casualties or damage.
    Reports say the quake was felt over much of Greece, which is the most earthquake-prone country in Europe.
    The earthquake struck at 0514 GMT - 0714 local time - while many people were still asleep.
    BBC Athens correspondent Malcolm Brabant said the quake shook his house vigorously for 20 seconds and sent him sprinting for the front door.
    Residents of the southern town of Kalamata said their houses shook for 40 seconds. Reports say the quake was also felt in Italy. The last serious earthquake in Greece killed more than 100 people in September 1999.


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    Hmm.. very unpleasant news: not just for the Greeks themselves but for us as well... remember that Blaxis is living in Athens. I have heard no details about the quake yet but we will hear more on BBC, Euronews or CNN..

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    True, true..we were shaken alright. For about 40 seconds indeed.
    The earthquake woke us up and gave us a good scare, but luckily that's all there was to it.

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    I´ve read that the epi-center of the earthquake was near Sparta at a town named "Leonidion" according to German press. (http://www.n24.de/news_stories/artic...ticleId=180442) So it´s clear who´s responsible for that!

    "Madness.." "Madness? THIS IS EARTHQUAKE!"

    (Just kidding, sorry :p )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valkyrie View Post
    I´ve read that the epi-center of the earthquake was near Sparta at a town named "Leonidion" according to German press. (http://www.n24.de/news_stories/artic...ticleId=180442) So it´s clear who´s responsible for that!

    "Madness.." "Madness? THIS IS EARTHQUAKE!"

    (Just kidding, sorry :p )
    Yes, that's true... Quite a funny coincidence, I never made that association before you pointed it out

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