Spain Earthquake: Ancient Town of Lorca In Southeastern Spain Rocked By Earthquakes

By on May 12, 2011 in Europe, Events, Natural Disasters, World Comments
Spain Earthquake
Spain Earthquake: Damaged cars shown after
quake hit Spain.

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Ancient town of Lorca in southeastern Spain was reportedly struck by two rare earthquakes on Wednesday, May 11, 2011, international news reported.

The first earthquake wherein the epicenter was close to the town of Lorca was felt with a 4.4 magnitude. Two hours later, another tremor was felt at 5.2 magnitude, reports said.

The two quakes were said to have damaged historic churches, causing some homes to collapse and have taken at least 10 lives of people as initially reported by several news sites.

“The population is scared and are very afraid to return to their homes. The whole of the center of Lorca has been seriously damaged,” Rafael Gonzalez Tovar, delegate from the central government in Murcia Rafael, was quoted saying in an interview on national radio.

According to Spain’s National Geographical Institute data, the earthquake struck around 6:47 p.m. in their local time.



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