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Old 11.05.2011, 21:10
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Spain - Earthquake

http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/videos/r...lorca/1098148/

http://earthquake-report.com/2011/05...-murcia-spain/

So far 7 deaths.
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Old 11.05.2011, 21:14
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TVE is saying 10. Epicenter very close to site of previous earthquake 3 years ago. Aparantly felt throughout neighboring autonomies but I haven't heard anything about the fuerza (force) of the quake.

I found from another source it was 5.1... which is actually small. I'm surprised they're making such a fuss.

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Re: Spain - Earthquake

I heard 5.2 but it was felt even in Madrid!!
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I love hearing J.L.R.Z. speak. He speaks with such enunciation and clarity. So easy to understand.
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I love hearing J.L.R.Z. speak. He speaks with such enunciation and clarity. So easy to understand.
Strange, I do not understand him and I am Spanish
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Re: Spain - Earthquake

I am very sad to hear about this news, I hope those who are affected will get help and support to go through this tough time.

We are moving to Spain in a couple of weeks. Hopefully it isn't something frequent...

My heart is already there.
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I am very sad to hear about this news, I hope those who are affected will get help and support to go through this tough time.

We are moving to Spain in a couple of weeks. Hopefully it isn't something frequent...

My heart is already there.
Hey Nil, I wouldn't be overly worried.

I am guessing it's no worse than Switzerland for earthquakes. Basel is overdue a major one (if you believe everything you hear) by about 50 years......
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Hey Nil, I wouldn't be overly worried.

I am guessing it's no worse than Switzerland for earthquakes. Basel is overdue a major one (if you believe everything you hear) by about 50 years......
Yeah we got the same story in Istanbul too...
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Hey Nil, I wouldn't be overly worried.

I am guessing it's no worse than Switzerland for earthquakes. Basel is overdue a major one (if you believe everything you hear) by about 50 years......
make that 500 years
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Re: Spain - Earthquake

This is very sad.

My Dad retired to a place about 30km outside Lorca. He was away when the erathquake happened and there was no damage to his place. All his friends and neighbours are fine too apparently, but I do recognise some of the places on the TV footage and I feel for all those who were affected.
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I found from another source it was 5.1... which is actually small. I'm surprised they're making such a fuss.
I guess that's nothing much, for example to the Japanese, because they have the best earthquake mitigation technology on the planet. (Shame there's not much they can do about the tsunamis though )

In Spain I suspect many buildings are not designed with earthquakes in mind, so the danger is higher.
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