Earthquake in the Murcia region this Sunday evening, August 1

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Earthquake in the Murcia region this Sunday evening, August 1
Earthquake in the Murcia region this Sunday evening, August 1. image: twitter

Earthquake shakes the Murcia region this Sunday evening, August 1

An earthquake of a 3.2 magnitude on the Richter scale has shaken the region of Murcia in Spain, this Sunday evening (August 1), as confirmed by the National Geographic Institute to the Emergency Coordination Centre of the Region of Murcia.

According to the first measurements, the epicenter has been located 19km from the capital Murcia, in the municipality of Librilla, a small village of around 5,000 inhabitants, located in one of the areas with the highest seismic activity, due to the passage of a fault line through this region.

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It should not be forgotten that this region has already suffered numerous earthquakes in recent years, one of the most tragic being the one that had Lorca as its epicenter in 2011, and which caused nine deaths.

Initially, there are thankfully no reports of injuries to members of the public, or damage to any property, although there were of course the expected calls to emergency services reporting objects moving in homes, as reported by 20minutos.es.

This is breaking news at the moment and we will try to keep you updated as more information is available.


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Chris was born in a small village in Wales, where he ran his own successful construction company for many years, before deciding in 1990, to swap the grey skies and rain for the sunshine and lifestyle of the Costa del Sol. Late last year he made the move to Southern Portugal, and is now residing on the Algarve. Having sang and played in a rock band back in Wales, he still likes to go out and entertain in his spare time, singing in restaurants and golf clubs. Interests are of course music, especially from the 60s and 70s, movies, nice restaurants, and has a passion for graphic design and online marketing.

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