5.5-magnitude earthquake off coast of southern Greece: USGS

An earthquake has struck southern Greece. (Screengrab: USGS)
Updated 25 June 2018

5.5-magnitude earthquake off coast of southern Greece: USGS

WASHINGTON: A 5.5-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of southern Greece on Monday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.
The earthquake hit at a depth of 30 kilometres (19 miles), about 70 kilometres southwest of the city of Kalamata, the US Geological Survey said.
The epicentre was in the sea off the town of Pylos.
"The quake had a long duration and initially we were worried, but right now we have absolute calm", the mayor of Pylos, Dimitris Kafantaris, told Antenna TV.
Greece sits on significant fault lines and has been regularly hit by earthquakes in recent years, but rarely with casualties.
Last July, however, a 6.7-magnitude quake killed two people and injured scores on the tourist island of Kos.


Serial airport stowaway remains jailed after latest arrest

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Serial airport stowaway remains jailed after latest arrest

  • Marilyn Hartman was arrested Friday night and later charged with felony criminal trespass
CHICAGO: A 67-year-old woman with a history of sneaking onto flights without a ticket will remain jailed after the latest incident in which police say she tried to get past security at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago.
Marilyn Hartman was arrested Friday night and later charged with felony criminal trespass. A judge on Sunday granted her bail but ordered that she stay in custody until a related probation hearing.
Hartman’s arrest marks the latest chapter in a story that’s played out for a decade at airports across the US, including last year when she was arrested after sneaking on a flight from O’Hare to London.
She ultimately pleaded guilty to criminal trespassing and was sentenced in March to 18 months’ probation after agreeing to stay away from Chicago’s two commercial airports.