Monday, 19 August, 2019

5.1-magnitude quake hits Athens, prompts panic & evacuations

People stand on street corners in the Kolonaki neighborhood in central Athens after the quake struck the area on Friday People stand on street corners in the Kolonaki neighborhood in central Athens after the quake struck the area on Friday
Steven Clarke | 19 July, 2019, 17:11

A strong, shallow 5.1-magnitude natural disaster has jolted Athens, knocking out phone connections and causing power outages and minor damage, as anxious residents rushed into the streets.

The quake struck at around 1100 GMT at a depth of 13 kilometers, news reports said.

"There are no reports of serious injury", government spokesman Stelios Petsas said on television, adding that a small number of other buildings had suffered minor damage.

The quake caused limited power cuts and communication problems around Athens and the fire brigade reported receiving calls about people being trapped in elevators.

Those in Greece commented on social media in the aftermath that it was very strong and that people felt heavy shaking.

Damage is seen on the bell tower of Church of the Pantanassa at the Monastiraki Square following an quake in Athens, Greece, July 19, 2019.

"There is no reason for concern".

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The epicenter was near the area where a 5.9-magnitude quake left 143 people dead in and near Athens in 1999.

Athenians ran out into the streets and evacuated tall buildings as the tremor shook the capital for some 15 seconds.

A police officer stands next to a damaged auto following an natural disaster in Athens, Greece, on July 19, 2019.

The US geological institute said Friday's quake had a magnitude of 5.3.

The natural disaster is the first to hit the Greek capital since September 1999 and experts say it was very close to the same epicentre, at Mt Parnitha.

"For the time being we can not be sure whether this was the main quake", seismologist Gerassimos Papadopoulos told ERT.

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