9 Nov, 2020 @ 12:28
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Strongest earthquake yet in recent sequence hits Spain’s Murcia region

Strongest Earthquake Yet In Recent Sequence Hits Spain S Murcia Region

AN EARTHQUAKE measuring 3.9 on the Richter scale shook parts of the Murcia region today at 1.46am(November 9).

It’s the strongest-recorded tremor in a recent sequence of quakes to have struck Alicante Province and Murcia.

The latest incident was centred on Caravaca de la Cruz according to the National Geographic Institute.

It was felt across a wide area of Murcia including Buillas, Cartagena, Cehegin, Lorca, Moratella, Mula, and Yecla.

Aftershocks were recorded in Cehegin at 1.5 and Caravaca again with 2.1 on the Richter scale.

Emergency services received 17 calls from concerned residents but no damage was reported.


Alex Trelinski

Alex worked for 30 years for the BBC as a presenter, producer and manager. He covered a variety of areas specialising in sport, news and politics. After moving to the Costa Blanca over a decade ago, he edited a newspaper for 5 years and worked on local radio.

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