Monday, May 30, 2011

SPAIN - Small earthquake, major damage: ground fault

"Lorca, Murcia and Granada are located on lands composed of alluvial sediment and unfortunately this greatly facilitates the spread of certain seismic waves. In addition, the epicenter of the first earthquake (with a capacity of 4.5 on Richter scale) was 10 kilometers deep, and the second one (a power of 5.1), barely a mile, "said a geologist in Spanish El Pais.

"It explains that with the amount of energy after all the damage are not great as terrible." The Spanish newspaper said that the tremors were received into the upper floors of buildings in Madrid! The Murcia region is known for its seismic risk and its many previous earthquakes. In 2010, Grenada had experienced a power of 6.1 on the Richter scale with an epicenter happily over 600 kilometers in depth and very little damage, in 2002 to 50 km of Lorca, the City of Bullas had also suffered a magnitude 4.6.

Lorca had already suffered an earthquake on two occasions in 1674 and 1918.

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