Monday, May 30, 2011

SPAIN - deadly earthquake in Murcia

One third of the inhabitants of the town of Lorca, southern Spain, spent a night away from home, sometimes outside, fearing aftershocks. May 11, late afternoon, two earthquakes of 4.4 and 5.1 on the Richter scale shook the region of Murcia. They left eight dead and more than a hundred wounded, including three in serious condition, the newspaper reported.

In Lorca, many buildings collapsed. This earthquake was the deadliest on record since 1956 in the country.

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