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19 Jul 2019 | 12:14 PM UTC

Greece: 5.3-magnitude earthquake reported near Athens on July 19

Greece News Alert

A 5.3-magnitude earthquake hits the Attica region on July 19; no tsunami warning issued

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/19/2019, 12:00 AM until 7/21/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Athens). COUNTRY/REGION Attica, Athens, Magoula

Event

The US Geological Survey recorded a 5.3-magnitude earthquake in Magoula (Attica) on Friday, July 19, at 14:30 (local time) at a depth of 10 km (6 mi). The earthquake occurred about 23 km (14 mi) northwest of Athens. Reports indicate that the earthquake knocked out telecoms and power in parts of Athens.

There were no immediate reports of injuries as of 15:30 and no tsunami warning was issued.

Aftershocks are possible in the affected area over the coming hours and days.

Advice

Individuals in the affected area are advised to monitor the situation and prepare for potential aftershocks.

In the event of aftershocks, individuals are advised to protect themselves as much as possible from falling debris if indoors (e.g. under a table), move away from the windows, and not attempt to leave a building unless there is an immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.

 

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