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Strong quake felt in Athens, two lightly injured

A magnitude 5.1 earthquake rattled the Greek capital Athens on Friday, briefly knocking out power and telecommunications in parts of the city and sending people running from buildings in panic.
The European Earthquake Monitoring Centre recorded the quake's epicentre at a point 22 km (14 miles) northwest of the city.

Two light injuries, limited damages from Athens quake

Two old buildings reportedly collapsed in Athens and two people were lightly injured after the 5.1-magnitude earthquake that hit the Greek capital on Friday afternoon, authorities said.
The Seismological Center of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki said the quake, which struck at 2:13 p.m., was close to the surface, which explains why it was widely felt in the Greek capital.

5.1 Richter earthquake 23kms northwest of Athens shakes capital

A strong earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale, according to initial reports, at approximately 2:13pm shook the Greek capital for approximately 15 seconds.

The first reports from seismologists indicated that that the epicentre was four kilometres from Magoula, 23 kilometres northwest of Athens.

Prank call briefly shuts down two Athens metro stations

Authorities on Thursday morning briefly shut down the Egaleo and Aghia Marina stations on the Athens metro after a bomb threat was called in.
Police officers who rushed at the scene said that no evidence of an explosive device was found.
Train services on Line 3 resumed shortly after authorities gave the green light.

Athens hotels see occupancy decline in H1

Athens hotels recorded a 3.8 percent annual drop in occupancy and a 2.9 percent decline in revenues per available room in the first half of the year, according to the monthly bulletin of the Athens-Attica and Argosaronic Hoteliers' Association and GBR Consulting. There was also a marginal increase in the average room rate by 1 percent.

Mytilineos to build large gas-fired power plant

Athens-listed group Mytilineos on Wednesday said that it is ready to start construction on a new natural gas-fired power plant at the company's Energy Center in Aghios Nikolaos in Viotia.

Mytilineos has completed all of the necessary licensing procedures for one of the largest gas-powered combined cycle electricity units in Europe.

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