Monday, March 1, 2021
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Magnitude 5 earthquake shakes Greece

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A magnitude 5.0 quake hit Greece this morning just as neighboring islands are reeling from a series of major quakes this week.

The quake occurred just before 3 a.m. local time Saturday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) southeast of the town of Sami in the Cephalonia region, at a depth of 10 kilometers (6.21 miles), according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). 

📸: UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SERVICE

The town is located on the central east coast of the island, and has a land area of 129.326 km².[3] Its population was 2,341 at the 2011 census

It wasn’t immediately known if the tremors caused major damage or injuries.

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