Major earthquake could hit Spain


SPAIN is at risk from a catastrophic earthquake, an expert said.

The President of the Geology Association, Luis Suarez, has alerted the Spain could see a destructive earthquake “in the not too distant future”.

The areas which are most at risk are Andalucia and Murcia, especially Malaga, Almeria and Granada.


Although Spain is not currently experiences a time of intense seismic activity, statistics show that there is a destructive earthquake every 70 years.

“As there are still no instruments which can precisely tell when there will be an earthquake, we have to depend on statistics” Suarez said.

The last major earthquake in Spain was in 1884 in Arenas del Rey, Granada, registering around 6.7 degrees on the Richter Scale. Nine hundred people died, 2,000 were injured and more than 1,000 homes were destroyed.

The strongest earthquake in Spain was in Torrevieja, Alicante, in 1829, registering 6.9 on the Richter Scale and leaving 400 people dead.


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