June 29, 2013

2 Earthquakes Hit Lorca Spain, Killing at Least 7

BBC News and other media sources are reporting that 2 earthquakes have hit Lorca Spain, killing at least 7 people and injuring many more.


Lorca is in the Murcia region of Spain, and while the most damage was centered in Lorca, effects were felt throughout the Murcia region.

BBC News is also hosting dramatic footage of the magnitude 5.3 earthquake that their field reporters captured.

Lorca is on the southern coast of Spain on the Mediterranean Sea.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) which monitors earthquake activity world-wide rates the Lorca earthquake at 5.1 magnitude.

Magnitude 5.4 Earthquake in Lorca Spain

Magnitude 5.4 Earthquake in Lorca Spain

The second earthquake was rated a 4.4 magnitude earthquake – and the two earthquakes happened within one hour of each other.

The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC/CEMS) is reporting the two earthquakes at 5.2 magnitude and 4.5 magnitude.

No word on whether a tsunami warning for Spain or any other parts of the Mediterranean has been issued.

BBC News Report

USGS Earthquake Report

EMSC/CEMS