New earthquake rattles Greece
By Agence France-Presse
Another earthquake shook Greece on Saturday, this time off the Aegean island of Karpathos, the Greek Geodynamic Institute said, although there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
The epicenter of the 4.8-magnitude quake, which occurred at 0951 GMT, was 71 kilometers (44 miles) off the coast of Karpathos at a depth of around 10 kilometers, the institute said.
It came just three days after a 5.2-magnitude quake on the island of Crete and just under a week after a 4.2-magnitude tremor some 20 kilometers northwest of Athens.
Greece lies on major fault lines and is regularly hit by earthquakes, but they rarely cause casualties.
In 2017, a 6.7-magnitude earthquake killed two people on the island of Kos in the Aegean sea, causing significant damage.
In 1999, a 5.9-magnitude quake left 143 people dead in Athens and the region northwest of the capital.