5.2 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Off Karpathos Island in Greece

    earthquake_Greece_KarpathosAn earthquake with magnitude 5.2 on the Richter Scale occurred near Karpathos island, Greece at 11:00:53.00 UTC on Dec 26, 2015. No damages or injuries have been reported.

    The earthquake hit 32 kilometers southeast of Karpathos at 10 kilometers focal depth, according to the Athens Geodynamic Institute.

    Earthquakes have historically caused widespread damage across central and southern Greece, Cyprus, Sicily and other neighboring regions.