Axarquia feeling the quake aftershocks

The façade of Payma was stripped of a good chunk of marble.

THE series of earthquakes that rocked Melilla last week did not go unnoticed in Axarquia.

The biggest of the incidents occurred in the early morning of January 25 and registered a 6.3 magnitude, but other earthquakes like the one that clocked in at 4.7 two days later could also be felt in various Axarquia municipalities.

Emergency Services received numerous calls from concerned residents, although it seems that the most significant impact may have been the shock caused by the experience.

Speaking about the aftermath of one of the quakes, Velez-Malaga resident Jose Cuenca said that his 20-year-old daughter was reduced to “screaming like a baby.” 

However, the damage was not strictly emotional. Also in Velez-Malaga, the marble façade of a gift shop, Payma, was stripped almost bare. 

Meanwhile, in Torre del Mar, the earthquake produced a fearsome-looking crack in the foundation of a building. Fortunately, firefighters said it “did not pose a risk for the residents or the building’s structural integrity.”

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