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Old May 11th 2011, 5:01 pm
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Default 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.

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News says at least 7 dead???

http://www.elpais.com/articulo/espan...pepunac_38/Tes
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Espana Direct are saying 3 dead. Loads of blocks of flats seem to be badly damaged as well as the old church.

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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.
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If you watch TVE1, they were reporting live when the bell tower fell.
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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.

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The TV crew appear to be wandering around filming inside a seriously damaged building.
They must be loco !
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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.

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Doesn't mean they're brown bread surely ?

Ah yes,just came up, terrible.

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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

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Death toll now 10 according to this channel.
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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.
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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

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The BBC are saying the same. Hope all our members and their family and friends are OK.
Well, I hope everyone is well, without exception of nationalities
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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.
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The BBC are saying the same. Hope all our members and their family and friends are OK.
I second that.
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