Athens was shaken by a 5.3 magnitude earthquake on Friday, causing power outages and phone coverage cuts in the Greek capital.

The epicenter of the earthquake was reportedly to the north-west of the Greek capital, approximately 22 km (13.7 miles) away and occurred at 13:13 local time (12:13 GMT).

Footage shows damages to a church on Monastiraki Square and buildings in central Athens, as well as damage caused to cars by falling rubble.

No serious injuries have been reported so far, while preventive measures have been taken by police and residents to avoid injuries in the aftermath or by any possible tremors.

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