Undersea earthquake shakes Athens

AN UNDERSEA earthquake measuring 4.3 points on the Richter scale rattled Athens early on Thursday, the Greek geodynamic institute said.

The quake in the Corinthian Gulf struck at 6:53am local time, with an epicenter 60 kilometers (37 miles) west of the capital, near to the town of Lefktra, it said. No damage was reported.

Greece accounts for half the earthquakes on the European continent.