Athens, Greece -- The Athens Geodynamic Institute says an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.3 has struck near the Greek island of Rhodes. No injuries or damage have been reported.

The institute says the quake struck Wednesday morning at 02:52 a.m. (2352 GMT) and had an epicenter beneath the seabed south of Rhodes and about 440 kilometers (about 275 miles) southeast of the Greek capital, Athens.

The quake is considered to be an aftershock to a 6.3 magnitude earthquake that shook the area on Tuesday.

One woman died in that quake after she slipped and struck her head on a staircase as she tried to flee her home in a village on Rhodes.