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#1 Posted on 24.8.04 0928.45
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From Yahoo News:

    Earthquake Rattles Olympic Venues

    ATHENS, Greece - An earthquake rattled Olympic venues Tuesday in and around Athens.

    The Athens Geodynamic Institute said the tremor had a preliminary magnitude of 4.5 and occurred at 3:38 p.m. local time. It was centered about 42 miles northeast of Athens, 12 miles beneath the Aegean Sea.

    "There is no reason to panic. It was a very small quake," said Giorgos Stavrakakis, a seismologist with the Geodynamic Institute. "It is a very active area and we often have quakes there."

I hope no damage to any venues occurs and that every fan and athlete is safe and sound.
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#2 Posted on 24.8.04 1016.05
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According to MSNBC:

- an earthquake hit Nagano during the 1998 Olympics and, most importantly;

- Venues including the Olympic Village and the 9,000-seat Ano Liossia Olympic Hall for wrestling and judo were built near the fault line and designed to withstand a potentially massive quake.

It was bound to happen in the Summer Olympics sometime. Think about the number of Summer Games(Rome, Tokyo, Mexico City, LA, Seoul, Athens, and next Beijing) that have been near major fault lines.
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#3 Posted on 24.8.04 1152.46
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During the L.A. Games there were probably a number of Earthquakes. But in L.A., we really don't pay much attention to anything under a 5.0
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#4 Posted on 24.8.04 1228.00
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4.5 feels like someone bouncing on your bed - it's enough to wake you up and that's about it.
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