Greek capital Athens hit by earthquake

Greek capital Athens hit by earthquake
By Patrick Smith with NBC News World News
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The quake registered a 5.1 on the Richter scale.

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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.

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