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Earthquake now in Idia | in.gr

Earthquake now in Idia |  in.gr

An earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale struck Idia on Thursday (2/22) afternoon. The epicenter was located 5 km west-northwest of Idia and the focal depth was estimated at 13.1 km.

The low focal depth made the earthquake particularly noticeable in the city and surrounding areas. Ten minutes later, an earthquake measuring 2 on the Richter scale struck with the same tremor.

Earthquake recording by the Geodynamic Institute

How to protect yourself from an earthquake

Citizens can find specific instructions on what to do during and after an earthquake on the website of the General Secretariat of Civil Defense. Here are the instructions:

When an earthquake occurs:

  • If you are indoors

be quiet. Cover up under some sturdy furniture (table, desk, table), kneel down and hold his leg with your hands. If there is no sturdy furniture, kneel in the middle of the room, lower your height as much as possible and protect your head and neck with your hands. Move away from large glass surfaces (windows, glass partitions) or furniture and objects that could injure you. Do not try to leave the house. Do not go out on the balcony.

  • If you are in a tall building

Move away from windows and exterior walls.

  • If you are in an entertainment area, shopping center or large store

be quiet. Stay in the area until the vibration stops. Don't move erratically towards the exits with the panicked crowd or you risk being trampled.

  • If you are in an open area
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Move away from areas under buildings, telephone or power lines. If you have a bag or briefcase, cover your head.

  • If you are in a car

Take shelter in the open and park the car carefully so as not to disturb the traffic. Avoid passing through tunnels, bridges or overpasses.