An earthquake with its epicenter in Albacete shakes central Spain

By | May 16, 2017

An earthquake with its epicenter in Ossa de Montiel, province of Albacete , has rocked the center of Spain Monday. The quake took place at 17.16 (CET Spanish) and has been noted in several provinces, as confirmed in the National Geographic Institute (IGN) .

The quake had a magnitude of 5.2 on the Richter scale, with data from IGN, which states that an earthquake was “moderate-strong” magnitude.

The origin of the earthquake has been located about 10 kilometers deep, according to sources of the National Geographic Institute best earthquake kit . Specifically, latitude 39.04 degrees north has been longitude and 2.65 degrees West.

Minutes later, at 17.27 (CET Spanish) has registered a replica of 2.5 to 19 kilometers deep. About an hour later another was detected in this case 3.1 on the Richter scale and its epicenter was located very close to the first.

The earthwork has been noticed in Valencia, Murcia, Castilla-La Mancha and Madrid. There has been no material or structural damage, except for some “minor” incident, such as falling stones in a vehicle, says the Interior Ministry after having contacted with the Delegation of the Government of Castilla-La Mancha and 112.

as a precautionary measure after the earthquake questionnaires were sent to find out whether there had been damage, but those responsible for Civil Protection in the affected areas did not report any effect consideration IGN

Among the recent earthquakes that have shaken Spain emphasizes that struck the town of Lorca in Murcia. Monday’s earthquake has occurred precisely in the same fault, which crosses the plateau. May 11 occurred in Lorca earthquake of magnitude 5.1, which was preceded by an earthquake of 4.5.

One difference between Albacete and Lorca quake , which caused so much damage and casualties, is in depth. The earthquake occurred at Albacete 10,000 meters deep; that of Murcia, 1000. Ossa de Montiel, located 83 kilometers west of Albacete capital, has 2,500 inhabitants. It is the people access to Ruidera.

“Vibrated the whole house trembled all glasses and plates, lamps, and dogs would not stop barking , ” explains Rafael Mora, 55, a neighbor and justice of the peace of Ossa de Montiel. The first testimonies gathered by this newspaper discarded personal injury and property damage.

Emergency services 112 in Madrid reported that four buildings of Torrejon De Ardoz have been affected. Firefighters Community have come to the site, where they are working, and evicting residents, but no injuries.

After relevant examinations, residents have been able to return to their homes after detected no structural damage to buildings, as reported by sources and municipal Emergency 112. Between 17.19 and 18.23, the emergency service in the Community of Madrid has received 420 calls.

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