Greek capital Athens hit by earthquake

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By Patrick Smith  with NBC News World News
Greek capital Athens hit by earthquake

An earthquake hit near the Greek capital, Athens, on Friday, reportedly causing people to run out into streets.

The European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) reported that the quake hit the town of Magoula, which is 14 miles north-west of the city center and reached 5.1 on the Richter scale.

A map tweeted by the EMSC showed the quake could be felt across the country.

This is a developing story. Check back here for updates.