Spanish City Suffers Two Earthquakes

By George PotterSpain is not considered a particularly earthquake-prone nation, although over the past 500 years, the Iberian Peninsula has experienced thousands of minor tremors and a half dozen major quakes that have taken thousands of lives.  The most recent quake on May 11, 2011, affected the city of Lorca, a municipality of some 92,000 residents, located in the extreme Southeast corner of the country. Lorca is the third most populated city of Murcia Province, exceeded only by the capital, Murcia, and the port of Cartagena. Lorca has been continually inhabited for more than 2,500 years, although the city as it is known today has its roots in the period of the eighth century. The ...

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