An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.0 has struck the island of Samos in the eastern Aegean Sea, close to the Turkish coast.

There were no reports of damage or injuries.

Athens Geodynamic Institute says the quake occurred at 11:28 a.m. (0828 GMT) Saturday, 280 kilometers (170 miles) east of Athens, in western Samos.

Earthquakes are common in Greece and neighboring Turkey.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported the quake as being of magnitude 4.8, at a depth of 17.6 kilometers (10.9 miles).