Quake, 5.3 Richter, hits off east coast of Rhodes

A moderate earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale shook the southeastern Aegean on Thursday afternoon, and especially the island of Rhodes.

The Geodynamic Institute put the 4.30 p.m. tremor’s epicenter some 47 miles off the island’s east coast.

There were no reports of injuries or damage.

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