Spanish geologists catalogue the country’s biggest and deadliest earthquakes

QUAKE STUDY: Researchers catalogued historical earthquakes. Credit: Shutterstock

A NEW catalogue describes the geological effects of the 50 largest earthquakes to have happened in Spain since 4000 BC to the present day.

The workof the Spanish Geological Association (AEQUA) highlights the first earthquake recorded in the country, in the Cueva del Toro de Antequera in Malaga, between 4200 and 3700 BC.

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Among the other earthquakes included is the one that happened in 1829 in Torrevieja, Alicanteand caused 900 deaths.

The catalogue offers photographs and diagrams of the effects of each earthquake.






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