Property damage was reported on Sunday in Greece following an undersea earthquake at mid-day that measured 4.2 on the open-ended Richter scale.

Seismologists at the Athens Observatory put the epicentre of the quake, which struck at noon (0900 GMT), at a point 150 kilometres (95 miles) west of Athens in the Corinthian Gulf, off the city of Aigio.

The tremor was felt throughout the north of the Peloponnese, with property damage reported notably at a coastal hotel, the domestic Athens News Agency reported.

Greece is the European nation most exposed to earthquakes, accounting for half of all tremors recorded on the continent.

Europe's most recently deadly earthquake struck on April 6 in Italy, killing 295 people in and around L'Aquila city with a magnitude of 5.8 on the Richter scale.