Strong quake hits near Greek capital of Athens, sparks fear

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A strong earthquake has hit near the Greek capital of Athens, causing residents to run into the streets in fear.

The Athens Institute of Geodynamics gave the earthquake a preliminary magnitude of 5.1 but the U.S. Geological Survey gave it a preliminary magnitude of 5.3. The Athens Institute says the quake struck at 2:13 p.m. local time about 13.7 miles north of Athens.

Authorities say there was no immediate word on injuries or damages.

The quake sparked limited power cuts around Athens and the fire brigade reported receiving calls about people being trapped in building elevators.

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