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6.1 magnitude earthquake hits Greece

Magnitude 6.1 strong earthquake hits Greece today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter was located 47 km SW of Karpathos. It was 13 miles deep.

The earthquake's epicenter is at a safer distance from the coast, minimizing the chances of serious damages.

18:07 UTC (local time: 21:07; 2015-04-16 @ epicenter)

Epicenter Location
47 km (29mi) SW of Karpathos, Greece
104 km (65mi) E of Ierapetra, Greece
104 km (65mi) E of Agios Nikolaos, Greece
155 km (96mi) E of Nea Alikarnassos, Greece
418 km (260mi) SE of Athens, Greece

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