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Dick Dasterdly May 11th 2011 6:01 pm

Earthquake in Murcia
 
Just been an arthquake in Lorca, Murcia, only 4.5 on the scale, but seems to have done serious damage to a fine historic old church, which looks to be a complete write-off with the top section having fallen down and vertical cracks throughout the walls.

Just been another one slightly stronger causing some further damage through the town.

rachelk May 11th 2011 7:07 pm

Re: Earthquake in Murcia
 
News says at least 7 dead???

http://www.elpais.com/articulo/espan...pepunac_38/Tes

Rosemary May 11th 2011 7:12 pm

Re: Earthquake in Murcia
 
Espana Direct are saying 3 dead. Loads of blocks of flats seem to be badly damaged as well as the old church.

Rosemary

Dick Dasterdly May 11th 2011 7:28 pm

Re: Earthquake in Murcia
 
Newish buildings damaged as well, which is surprising considering it's a known high risk area.

I would have thought newish ones would be built to a good enough standard to handle it.

rachelk May 11th 2011 7:30 pm

Re: Earthquake in Murcia
 
If you watch TVE1, they were reporting live when the bell tower fell.

Rosemary May 11th 2011 7:44 pm

Re: Earthquake in Murcia
 

Originally Posted by rachelk (Post 9358216)
If you watch TVE1, they were reporting live when the bell tower fell.

Yes, we have been watching it from when the bell tower fell during the second tremor, traumatic for the people. One poor soul died in the street and although mostly covered up with a gold sheet she was still on view for a very long time.

They are now confirming that there are 7 dead. Sad, very, very sad.

Rosemary

Dick Dasterdly May 11th 2011 7:50 pm

Re: Earthquake in Murcia
 
The TV crew appear to be wandering around filming inside a seriously damaged building.
They must be loco !

Dick Dasterdly May 11th 2011 7:55 pm

Re: Earthquake in Murcia
 

Originally Posted by The Oddities (Post 9358250)
Yes, we have been watching it from when the bell tower fell during the second tremor, traumatic for the people. One poor soul died in the street and although mostly covered up with a gold sheet she was still on view for a very long time.

They are now confirming that there are 7 dead. Sad, very, very sad.

Rosemary

I've only seen them mention seven victimas.
Doesn't mean they're brown bread surely ?

Ah yes,just came up, terrible.

The Guy May 11th 2011 8:36 pm

Re: Earthquake in Murcia
 
data here

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquak...usc0003c5s.php


And when you look at the most recent ones, there are quite a few "big one" every day.. there was a 6.8 one in the Pacific yesterday, and Japan is getting a number each day.
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquak...uakes_all.html

Dick Dasterdly May 11th 2011 8:44 pm

Re: Earthquake in Murcia
 
Death toll now 10 according to this channel.

Jerseygirl May 11th 2011 10:39 pm

Re: Earthquake in Murcia
 

Originally Posted by Dick Dasterdly (Post 9358353)
Death toll now 10 according to this channel.

The BBC are saying the same. Hope all our members and their family and friends are OK. :fingerscrossed:

Relampago May 11th 2011 11:50 pm

Re: Earthquake in Murcia
 
The earthquake was in Lorca, but the city has not been destroyed, only some old house or the steeple, which is a building that is centuries old. The seismic zone of Spain (in Europe, is Italy) is the southeast, and Murcia belongs to the southeast Spain. I am from Murcia, and I have a certain age...do you know how earthqueakes I have suffered in my life? Only one, in February 1999. And it was 3.5. In other words, a slight tremor

Therefore, here the danger when there is an earthquake, are mainly buildings and ancient monuments. For earthquakes, even in the most seismic of Spain, are rare, very rare (I have seen earthquakes in Germany and the United Kingdom, for exemple) and when they happen are nothing compared to the earthquakes of the countries that belong to the " Pacific Ring of Fire "

Years ago in Murcia are making new anti-seismic buildings, but the problem is with some old buildings

Relampago May 11th 2011 11:51 pm

Re: Earthquake in Murcia
 

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl (Post 9358570)
The BBC are saying the same. Hope all our members and their family and friends are OK. :fingerscrossed:

Well, I hope everyone is well, without exception of nationalities

Jerseygirl May 12th 2011 12:02 am

Re: Earthquake in Murcia
 

Originally Posted by Relampago (Post 9358691)
Well, I hope everyone is well, without exception of nationalities

That's why I said all our members...'cos we have members from many nationalities.

Sue May 12th 2011 2:09 am

Re: Earthquake in Murcia
 

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl (Post 9358570)
The BBC are saying the same. Hope all our members and their family and friends are OK. :fingerscrossed:

I second that.

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl (Post 9358703)
That's why I said all our members...'cos we have members from many nationalities.

Yes we do indeed.


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