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Greece Earthquake alert

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.

Mitigation Steps:

  • 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,

  • If indoors

  1. Seek shelter from falling debris (ex: under a table)

  2. Move away from windows

  3. Do not attempt to leave a building unless there is an immediate danger

  • If outdoors,

  1. Move away from tall buildings, utility wires, streetlights and high walls

  2. Watch for ground movement (cracks, shifting, sinkholes, etc.)

DISCLAIMER and Hold Harmless

Disclaimer: LSDS gathers information from multiple sources and offers insight and perspective to travelers. Sources cannot be validated for accuracy in every instance. Travelers assume all risk associated with their travel and are responsible for the decisions associated with travel and for their own safety. Users of this reference document agree, to hold harmless LSDS (LLC) its employees and clients associated with any risk or injury incurred during travel.


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