ATHENS — Greece experienced its first fatal earthquake in nine years as the southwestern part of the country was hit by a quake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.5. At least two people were killed and more than 100 were injured.
Dozens of homes were leveled.
Sunday’s quake struck at 3:25 p.m. near Patra, about 120 miles west of Athens in the northwestern Peloponnese, the Athens Geodynamic Institute said.
Greece is one of the world’s most earthquake-prone countries.
June 9, 2008 by chicagotribune.com