Earthquake hits Athens, Greece – ABC News

The earthquake was a 5.3 magnitude, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, and hit just after 2 p.m. local time.

People in Athens felt the earthquake as it hit, causing some to run into the streets, per the Associated Press.

The mobile phone network went down and there were some power outages reported around the city. The fire department is responding to calls of people trapped in elevators.

Otherwise, there was no reported serious damage or injuries immediately after the quake. The Acropolis Museum remains open, although many people around the city were sent home from work for the day.

It officially hit about 14 miles from Athens, the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center said, and lasted just a few seconds.

Source: Earthquake hits Athens, Greece – ABC News

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FAYETTE COUNTY: Fatal Car explosion with natural gas conversion kit?

Neighbors said they heard a loud “bang” that shook their homes.

A man died after his vehicle somehow ignited and caused an explosion, state police in Fayette County said.

“It’s believed the gentleman was outside the vehicle at the time,” said Trooper Robert Broadwater with Pennsylvania State Police in Uniontown. “The vehicle was the cause of the explosion, but they’re not exactly sure of the source of the explosion from the vehicle.”

Source: FAYETTE COUNTY: Car explosion with natural gas conversion kit

Japanese Anime Studio Hit With Suspected Arson, Killing At Least 16

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the apparently deliberate act in Kyoto is “too appalling for words.” The death toll is likely to rise, and a suspect has been taken into custody.

Source: Japanese Anime Studio Hit With Suspected Arson, Killing At Least 16

Brothers, ages 1 and 3, drown in backyard pool in Fayette County

Officials confirmed to Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 that two brothers drowned Wednesday evening in a backyard pool.

Crews were called around 7:30 to a home on Whiteman Avenue in Uniontown, Fayette County.

Their identities were not immediately released, but officials said they were 1 and 3 years old.

Source: Brothers, ages 1 and 3, drown in backyard pool in Fayette County

TEEN KILLED AT YMCA CAMP: Teen boy killed after fall at YMCA camp | WPXI

FORT HILL, Pa. – The YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh confirmed to Channel 11 that a 15-year-old boy died after a fall at a wilderness camp in Somerset County.

YMCA officials said early Monday afternoon, the teen boy was attending Teen Wilderness Camp through YMCA Camp Kon-O-Kwee Spencer in Beaver County. Campers from that location were on an outing near YMCA Deer Valley Camp in Fort Hill, which is in Somerset County. It was near the Deer Valley Camp where the teen was critically injured.

He was airlifted to Conemaugh Meyersdale Medical Center where he died.

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Source: TEEN KILLED AT YMCA CAMP: Teen boy killed after fall at YMCA camp | WPXI

Amusement Park Ride Crashes to the Ground After Malfunction, Killing Two People and Injuring Dozens

pendulum ride at an amusement park in western India crashed on Sunday, killing at least two young people and injuring 27.

Manali Rajvadi, 24, and Mohammed Zaid Momin, 22, died in the incident at the Amrapali Amusement Park at the Kankaria lake in Ahmedabad, The Times of Indiareported.

The injured park visitors were aged between 16 and 26. Various local reports indicate between three and fourteen were critically injured.

Local chief fire officer, M. F. Dastoor, said it seemed the ride’s load-bearing cable had snapped mid-swing, sending an arm with a carriage carrying dozens of passengers crashing to the ground.

A passerby recorded the moment the pendulum arm detached and fell from the ride. Some people may find the video——upsetting.

Source: Amusement Park Ride Crashes to the Ground After Malfunction, Killing Two People and Injuring Dozens

Extensive blackout reported across Midtown and Upper West Side of Manhattan – New York Daily News

A big swath of Manhattan was hit by a blackout Saturday night.

An extensive blackout struck Manhattan on Saturday night as power was lost in Midtown, Hells Kitchen and the Upper West Side.

Street lights were reported knocked out on Columbus Ave. on the Upper West Side, and a power outage was also reported in Rockefeller Center around 7 p.m.

Source: Extensive blackout reported across Midtown and Upper West Side of Manhattan – New York Daily News

Seattle earthquake: Quake rattles Washington state today, followed by aftershock today — live updates – CBS News

The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a 4.6 magnitude earthquake has rattled the Three Lakes area of Washington state

The quake struck as millions of people in Southern California are on edge and worried about their safety after two large earthquakes and more than 4,000 aftershocks. The powerful, damaging quakes rocked the small desert town of Ridgecrest, 110 miles north of Los Angeles.

Source: Seattle earthquake: Quake rattles Washington state today, followed by aftershock today — live updates – CBS News