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An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale shook the area of western Greece at 02:43 a.m. on Oct. 25, with the epicenter located 25 kilometers south of Arta and at a depth of five kilometers.

According to the police, no damages have been reported, although the seismic activity that included six after-shocks ranging from 2.5 to 3 on the Richter scale jolted the towns of Arta, Ioannina and Preveza. The earthquake took place approximately 239 kilometers west of Athens.

The 5.2 earthquake was the main one, while the six aftershocks are normal, seismologist Dominikos Vamvakaris, of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh) Geophysics Institute, told ANA-MPA.

He said the area was seismically active in general, a fact confirmed by AUTh seismology professor Manolis Skordilis, who said the area’s greatest earthquake measured 6.0 Richter and occurred in 1990. “Earthquakes in this area do not leave any great signs; in other words, they are not destructive,” he added.

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