Overnight central Greece has been shaken by an earthquake measuring 4.1.

The earthquake, which was reportedly felt in parts of Athens, struck at 12.54 am on Thursday in Elateia.

The focal depth was 13.6 km with a focal point of 8 km west-southwest of Atalanti according to the Geodynamic Institute at the Athens Observatory, and hit 21 km north of Leivadia, 52 km southeast of Lamia and 100 km north of Athens.

So far no injuries or damages have been reported.

When it comes to earthquakes, Greece is located in a complex boundary zone between the African Plate and the Eurasian Plate, making such events more common than the average.

One of the strongest reported earthquakes to take place in Greece happened in 1956 in the Dodecanese, measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale and resulting in 53 deaths.