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Earth Tremor in Murcia Region Last Week

Old Apr 9th 2006, 1:14 pm
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Did anyone feel the earth tremor last Wednesday at 19.21pm? It was a strange sensation to experience. Who says life in Spain has no excitements!
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Old Apr 9th 2006, 2:10 pm
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There were also 2 tremors in Malaga province in the Ardales/Teba region in the last couple of weeks, the last one was on Thursday I think.
Earth tremors in mainland Spain actually occur more frequently than you might think but the majority are not strong enough to be felt.
Check out one of the seismic activity recording websites and you will see what I mean!
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Did anyone feel the earth tremor last Wednesday at 19.21pm? It was a strange sensation to experience. Who says life in Spain has no excitements!
Yep, the house visibly shook. Reinforced concrete may be environmentally unfriendly, but it provides a high degree of comfort. It's about the time of year for these tremours - they are not uncommon.
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Shush, the wife thought it was me improving
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You give a whole new meaning to DIY. Stop! Images are flooding into my head uncontrolled!
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Are these tremors dangerous at all??

Are they regular during this time of year or getting worse each year?
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Mine aren`t dangerous, it just makes your knees tremble a bit
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Originally Posted by calum141
Are these tremors dangerous at all??

Are they regular during this time of year or getting worse each year?
Yes, fairly regular. In my memory I cannot recall any fatalaties. A quick check reveals that the last two big ones were 1494 and 1680, centred around Malaga, with an effect that stretched from Cadiz to Granada and resulted in a few hundred fatalaties. Of course, there where a lot fewer tourists then

Tornados, on the other hand, are a little more worrying, being more recently active in terms of fatalaties and injuries. Since 1989 there have been around 66 recorded; 29 in the Balearic Islands, 9 in Barcelona, 3 in Cáceres and another 3 in Teruel. The rest spread over various places, including Alicante, Madrid, Huelva, Granada, Huelva, Tarragone and Albacete. I believe that thes have claimed the lives of a handful of people, but injured many more.

However, in Spain, you have a far greater chance of being involved in a road traffic accident than being caught in one of these natural disasters (There is always a bright side)
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