An earthquake shook central Greece early on Tuesday and was felt as far away as the capital, Athens, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, Greek authorities said.

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The quake of 5.2 magnitude occurred at 0109 GMT, the Athens Geodynamic Institute said on its website. Its epicentre was 5km deep near the city of Chalkida on Evia island.

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“It was certainly felt, but so far we have not received any calls for assistance,” a Greek fire brigade official in Athens said.

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Greece is often rattled by earthquakes, most causing no serious damage.

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