Two Magnitude 5 quakes jolt SW Greece
No damage or injuries were immediately reported (Photo: USGS)
No injuries or damage were immediately reported.
The Athens Geodynamic Institute said the first quake struck at 5:12 a.m. (0312 GMT) Sunday, with an epicentre beneath the seabed 69 km southwest of the Ionian island of Zakinthos.
The second struck more than two hours later off the southwestern shore of the Peloponnese.
The U.S. Geological survey gave the first quake a preliminary magnitude of 4.9, and the second 5. Preliminary magnitudes often vary in the early hours after a quake.
Greece is in an earthquake-prone region. While most don't cause significant damage or injuries, in 1999, a 5.9 magnitude quake killed 143 people.
With files from The Associated Press