Magnitude 5.2 Earthquake Hits Greece’s Western Peloponnese

An earthquake measuring 5 on the Richter scale shook parts of Messinia and Ilia regions in western Peloponnese, at around 13:20 p.m. local time on Thursday.

According to preliminary assessments by the Athens National Observatory’s Geo-dynamic Institute, the earthquake’s epicenter was in the sea off the town of Pylos.

The European-Mediterranean Seismological Center said that the earthquake measured 5.2 on the Richter scale, its epicenter was in the sea west of Methoni and the depth was 10 kilometers (6 miles).

With information from A.M.N.A.