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Athens residents flee as strong M5.3 earthquake shakes Greek capital

Damage is seen on the Church of the Pantanassa following an earthquake in Athens, Greece
© Reuters / Alkis Konstantinidis
Damage is seen on the Church of the Pantanassa following an earthquake in Athens, Greece. July 19, 2019.
No immediate news on injuries or damage after 5.3-magnitude quake rattles southern Greece

A strong earthquake has struck near Athens, causing residents of the Greek capital to run into the streets.

The city's Institute of Geodynamics gave the earthquake a preliminary magnitude of 5.1 but the US Geological Survey gave it a preliminary magnitude of 5.3. The institute said the quake struck at 2.13pm local time, about 14 miles north of Athens.

The quake caused limited power cuts and communication problems around the capital; the fire brigade received calls about people trapped in lifts.


Comment: More reports from the BBC
The strongest aftershock had a magnitude of 4.3, almost an hour after the initial quake hit at 14:13 (11:13 GMT). Seismologists warn there could be more.

The earthquake was felt particularly strongly in the centre of Athens, where people stood in the streets after evacuating from tall buildings.
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And RT:
The nation's main emergency agency, the General Secretariat for Civil Protection, has been called to convene for an urgent meeting to assess the damage.



car damaged earthquake athens greece
© Reuters / Alkis Konstantinidis



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Bali rocked by magnitude 6.1 earthquake

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An undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 has struck south of Indonesia's Bali, the European earthquake monitoring agency EMSC says, causing some residents and visitors on the tourist island to briefly rush out of buildings.

There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties from the quake on Tuesday and no tsunami warning was issued by the Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

The epicentre was 102km southwest of the island's capital, Denpasar, and was 100km deep, the EMSC said.

The US Geological Survey recorded the quake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.7.

A Twitter user with the handle Indounik in the city of Ubud on Bali said the quake was "strong enough to make me adopt the drop, cover & hold approach recommended to survive a quake".

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Shallow earthquake of magnitude 6.4 strikes off Papua New Guinea

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© AFP
A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck off Papua New Guinea on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, in an area frequently struck by quakes.

The quake struck 26 km (14 miles) north of Kandrian, in New Britain, at a depth of 33 km.

There were no immediate reports of damage.

Nearby Indonesia's Moluccas islands were hit by scores of aftershocks on Monday after an earthquake killed at least two people, prompting hundreds of people to flee their homes.

Source: Reuters

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4.0 earthquake hits near Manhattan, Montana

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A 4.0-magnitude earthquake centered about two miles northwest of Manhattan shook the Gallatin Valley Saturday evening.

The United State Geological Services reported the quake happened at about 7:50 p.m., and that tremors could be felt within a 180-mile radius from the center.

"It rattled the dishes pretty good," said Marie Westphal, co-owner of Sir Scott's Oasis Steakhouse in Manhattan. "Nobody hurt, no damage or anything like that, but it was like, 'Holy cow, that was a pretty good jolt.'"

Westphal guessed that the quake lasted five to 10 seconds.

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Shallow earthquake with 7.3 magnitude strikes in eastern Indonesia

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A major 7.3-magnitude earthquake hit off the remote Maluku islands in eastern Indonesia on Sunday (July 14), sending panicked residents running into the streets, but no tsunami warning was issued.

The quake struck about 165kms south-south-west of the town of Ternate in North Maluku province at 6.28pm local time, at a depth of 10km, according to the US Geological Survey, Agence France-Presse reported.

"The earthquake was quite strong, sending residents to flee outside, they are panicking and many are now waiting on the roadside," local disaster mitigation official Mansur, who like many Indonesians goes by one name, told AFP.


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Magnitude 6.9 earthquake strikes west of Broome in Western Australia

Broome Earthquake
© CC BY 2.0 / ray_explores / Seismograph, San Juan Bautista Mission
An earthquake of magnitude 6.9 struck west of the beach resort of Broome, Australia, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

The epicentre of the quake was located in the Indian Ocean, about 209 kilometres southwest of Broome, or 1,294 kilometres southwest of Darwin.

There is no tsunami threat, according to the Australian Tsunami warning Centre.

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Ice Age Farmer Report: Economic collapse 2020 - Cosmic "Perfect Storm" cause rising food prices

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The continuing devastation to crops globally is causing food prices to rise, and ultimately will push the troubled global economy over the edge.

The powers that be plan for (and welcome) this, in order to lock people down and maximize the efficacy of their blood sacrifice.

Start growing food now.


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Earthquake of 6.1 magnitude rocks Japan's south

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An earthquake of 6.1 magnitude rocked Japan's southern Okinawa prefecture on Saturday, US Geological Survey reported.

The earthquake's epicenter lay in 350 km to the north of the prefecture's capital city Naha at the depth of 237 km.

No injuries or damages were reported, and no tsunami alert was issued.

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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake rocks Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands

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Magnitude 6.0 earthquake rocked Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands today.

Preliminary Earthquake Report:

Magnitude 6.0

Date-Time - 11 Jul 2019 17:08:38 UTC

- 12 Jul 2019 04:08:38 near epicenter

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The shaking won't stop: There have been more than 10,000 earthquakes in California and Nevada in the last 7 days

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The ground is constantly shaking in southern California right now, and this has many concerned that another large earthquake may be coming. I have been keeping my eye on Cal Tech's recent earthquake map, and as I write this article it says that there have been 10,053 earthquakes in California and Nevada over the past 7 days.

I have never seen that number so high, and southern California is being hit by yet another new earthquake every few moments. Most of the earthquakes are happening out in the Ridgecrest area where we witnessed the magnitude 6.4 earthquake that hit on July 4th and the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that hit on July 5th.


But as you can see from Cal Tech's map, there has been a tremendous amount of seismic activity along the San Andreas fault as well. As I discussed the other day, the San Andreas fault is "locked and loaded" and it is way overdue for "the Big One".

Could it be possible that all of this earthquake activity is leading up to something really big?

California earthquakes map
And it isn't just earthquakes that we need to be concerned about. According to Fox News, "geologists are nervously eyeing eight nearby volcanoes"...

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