May 12, 2011

LORCA, SEPANYOL DILANDA GEMPA


At least 10 people were killed after a magnitude-5.2 earthquake toppled several buildings in southern Spain near the town of Lorca, officials say.


The quake struck at a depth of just 1km (0.6 miles), some 120km south-west of Alicante, at 1847 (1647 GMT), the US Geological Survey reported.


Lines of cars lay crushed under tonnes of rubble and a hospital was evacuated as a precaution.


The quake followed a 4.4-magnitude tremor about two hours earlier.


It is not clear how many people were injured, although Spanish media say there are dozens. - BBC
        
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