KeithBinns/iStock(ATHENS, Greece) -- An earthquake hit Athens, Greece, on Friday, causing strong shaking in the capital city.
The earthquake was a 5.3 magnitude, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, and hit just after 2 p.m. local time.
The mobile phone network went down and there were some power outages reported around the city. The fire department is responding to calls of people trapped in elevators.
Otherwise, there was no reported serious damage or injuries immediately after the quak..