Earthquake shakes western Greece, near major bridge project
ATHENS (AFP) Sep 09, 2003
An earthquake measuring 4.2 on the open-ended Richter scale shook western Greece on Tuesday, the Athens Geodynamics Institute said.

No casualties or damage were reported after the tremor struck at 0935 GMT, neither in the nearby city of Patras nor at the site where the 2.2 kilometer Rio-Antirio bridge, one of the world's largest suspension bridges, is currently under construction.

The epicentre of the quake was around 150 kilometres (95 miles) west of Athens in a region prone to earthquakes where major tremors have occurred in the past.

The Rio-Antirio bridge, designed to withstand much stronger earthquakes, is scheduled to be finished by the end of 2004.