Friday, July 19, 2019

5.3R in Greece

An earthquake hit Athens, Greece, on Friday, causing strong shaking in the capital city.

The earthquake was a 5.1 magnitude, according to an alert from the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center, and hit just after 2 p.m. local time.
People in Athens felt the earthquake as it hit, causing some to run into the streets, per the Associated Press.
The mobile phone network went down and there were some power outages reported around the city. The fire department is responding to calls of people trapped in elevators.
Otherwise, there was no reported serious damage or injuries immediately after the quake.
It officially hit about 14 miles from Athens, the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center said, and lasted just a few seconds.
The following is is our stress point for the day [38N, 23E] :)

MagnitudeMw 5.3
Date time2019-07-19 11:13:14.9 UTC
Location38.12 N ; 23.52 E
Depth13 km
Distances23 km NW of Athens, Greece / pop: 730,000 / local time: 14:13:14.9 2019-07-19
4 km N of Magoúla, Greece / pop: 4,300 / local time: 14:13:14.9 2019-07-19

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