Magnitude 5.2 earthquake rattles Greece's Aegean Sea islands

A moderately strong earthquake with preliminary magnitude 5.2 has struck between the southeastern Aegean Sea islands of Nissyros and Tilos

ATHENS, Greece -- A moderately strong earthquake with preliminary magnitude 5.2 struck Tuesday between the southeastern Aegean Sea islands of Nissyros and Tilos, Greek authorities said. There were no reports of damage or injury.

Earthquakes are very common in Greece, which is one of the worlds most seismically active areas. However, they rarely result in severe damage or deaths. In 1999, a quake near Athens killed 143 people and caused extensive damage to buildings.