View Full Version : Deadly Earthquake hits southern Spain

11-05-11, 18:33

A magnitude 5.3 earthquake has toppled several buildings in southern Spain, near the town of Lorca, killing at least four people, officials say.

The quake struck at a depth of just 1km (0.6 miles), some 120km south-west of Alicante, at 1850 (1650 GMT), the US Geological Survey reported.

TV shots showed rescue workers rushing through debris-littered streets.

Lorca Mayor Francisco Jodar told local radio the four deaths were caused by falling debris and cave-ins.

Old buildings, including a clocktower, were badly damaged by the quake, which followed a smaller 4.4-magnitude quake about an hour earlier.

Spain's Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero has deployed emergency military units to the scene, the Spanish EFE news agency reported.


11-05-11, 18:50
Wow, I'm not too far from there and we didn't feel anything here! That's awful.

11-05-11, 20:25
Everybody in Lorca is out of their houses.
Nobody wants to go home yet.
10 deaths.

All the buildings are damaged.

larson n natla
11-05-11, 20:27
Oh gosh, I really hope nobody else has been hurt. It's so sad to see natural disasters claim lives of innocent people. :(

11-05-11, 20:31
One boy between people death.
Now they say 7 deaths and many people hurt.
Buildings have no collapsed but many of them are damaged.

11-05-11, 21:09
:yik: This was in the region of Murcia??? Damn, that's where I go to every summer, I hope no damage was done in my beloved La Manga :(
My heart's with all the victims. :(

11-05-11, 21:32
:(. R.I.P to those who died. I hope there aren't more.

11-05-11, 21:54
My uncle is in Lorca on holiday right now :/ He's okay though <3 Its so sad. :(

11-05-11, 22:31
It's a good thing I'm not in Spain there right now otherwise I'd probably be outdoors that whole time :(