LATEST: 8 dead, dozens injured as eartquake shakes Lorca (Murcia) in Southern Spain


EIGHT people were killed and dozens injured after two earthquakes shook the Murcia town of Lorca late yesterday afternoon.

The first – at 5.05pm – measured 4.4 on the richter scale which was followed by a stronger one of 5.2 shortly before 7pm.

There are reports the eartquake was felt in Albacete, Almeria and as far away as Madrid.


The A-7 was the only motorway affected.

Until 11pm traffic was diverted to the toll road AP-7 free of charge.

Initial reports suggest yesterday’s Lorca earthquake caused the most damage in 30 years.

Today all schools will remain closed in Murcia Region until possible damage is assessed.


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