Earthquake in Athens – level 1

01-08-2019 07:00

Athens is the capital of Greece. On Friday 19th, an earthquake hits it. It is a strong earthquake. Its strength is 5.1.

However, no one dies. No one is seriously injured. Only some buildings are damaged. They are old buildings. Nobody lives in them.

Sometimes there are earthquakes in Greece. They hardly ever happen in Athens. In 1999, there was a strong earthquake in Athens. One hundred and forty-three people died.

Difficult words: earthquake (when the ground moves), damage (break), was (past of ‘is’), died (past of ‘die’).

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