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Magnitude 5,3-5,6 earthquakes strike China and Greece

April 05, 2014, 10:58 UTC+3 BEIJING
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BEIJING, April 05 /ITAR-TASS/. A magnitude-5.3 earthquake struck southwestern China on Saturday. At least three people were injured, Xinhua reported.

Rescuers were sent to the province of Yunnan, which reported damage to buildings and roads and landslides.

The epicenter was located at a depth of 13 km near a village and one of China's largest hydro eclectic power plants. The HPP was working as normal, local media said.

Tremours were also felt in the neighbouring province of Sichuan.

ATHENS, April 5 A magnitude 5.6 quake was reported in Greece on Friday. The quake, the epicenter of which was in the Aegean Sea near Hydra Island at a depth of 94.9 km, was felt in the country's capital, central Greece, the Peloponnese Peninsula and Crete. There were no reports about injured or damage.

Greece is one of the countries of the highest seismic activity in Europe. Almost half of all the recorded quakes in Europe have taken place in its territory.

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