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Earthquake rocks Athens, sending city's residents rushing into streets


Added 07-19-19 11:18:01am EST - “A strong earthquake rocked the Greek capital of Athens on Friday, sending residents rushing into the streets, causing power outages and leaving people stuck in elevators. The 5.1 magnitude temblor ?” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Earthquake rocks Athens, sending city’s residents rushing into streets”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A strong earthquake rocked the Greek capital of Athens on Friday, sending residents rushing into the streets, causing power outages and leaving people stuck in elevators.

The 5.1 magnitude temblor struck at 2:13 p.m. local time 14 miles northwest of the capital, near Magoula, at a depth of about 8 miles, CNN reported, citing the Athens Institute of Geodynamics.

“There are no reports of serious injuries,” government spokesman Stelios Petsas told local media. “There are confirmed reports of building damage in some areas of Attica.”

He added that firefighters were evacuating people stuck in elevators across the city, where at least two abandoned buildings collapsed.

“It was a very intense quake, we were terrified, everyone started coming out (of the building),” said Katerina, who works in a six-story cosmetics store, according to AFP.

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