Updated on 19 July 2019
On Friday, 19 July, The US Geological Survey recorded a 5.3-magnitude earthquake in
Magoula, at 14:30 hours at a depth of 10 km (6 mi). The earthquake occurred about 14
miles northwest of Athens. Reports indicate that the earthquake knocked out telecoms
and power in parts of Athens.
At this time, a tsunami alert has not been issued.
Monitor local news media for updates
Avoid traveling through damaged areas
Keep electronics charged
Keep bottled water nearby
Allow for possible travel delays
Expect aftershocks, some may be strong
In the event of aftershocks,
Seek shelter from falling debris (ex: under a table)
Move away from windows
Do not attempt to leave a building unless there is an immediate danger
Move away from tall buildings, utility wires, streetlights and high walls
Watch for ground movement (cracks, shifting, sinkholes, etc.)
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