Spain starts 2020 with an earth tremor causing alarm

SIZEABLE: The earth tremor measured 3.9 on the Richter scale. CREDIT: Instituto Geografico Nacional

THE Costa Almeria in Spain has started the New Year with a shake.

The Instituto Geografico Nacional reported an earth tremor measuring 3.9 on the Richter scale, the epicentre one kilometre below the ground in Pechina, just before 10.10am this morning, January 1.

Comments on social media suggest the intensity of the tremor caused a little bit of alarm in the area.

“I was really scared here a few minutes ago. The floor, walls, bed, ceiling trembled… and the noise”… #Almeria #Terremoto, tweeted Patricia F. Bermejo.

“Bloody hell, I thought the ceiling was going to come down”, exclaimed Lluis F. Bonilla.

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Cathy Elelman

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.

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