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No immediate news on injuries or damage after 5.3-magnitude quake rattles southern Greece A strong earthquake has struck near Athens, causing residents of the Greek capital to run into the streets. The city's Institute of Geodynamics gave the earthquake a preliminary magnitude of 5.1 but the US Geological Survey gave it a preliminary magnitude of 5.3. The institute said the quake struck at 2.13pm local time, about 14 miles north of Athens. The quake caused limited power cuts and communication problems around the capital; the fire brigade received calls about people trapped in lifts.