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Powerful earthquake shakes Athens

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A strong earthquake has shaken the Greek capital of Athens, knocking out telecoms and power in parts of the city.

The earthquake was registered as a 5.1 magnitude with an epicentre about 22km (14 miles) from the capital.

Witnesses said people were running out into the street and evacuating tall buildings.

There are no immediate reports of damage or serious injuries.

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