Earthquake in the Murcia region this Sunday evening, August 1

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Earthquake shakes the Murcia region this Sunday evening, August 1

An earthquake of a 3.2 magnitude on the Richter scale has shaken the region of Murcia in Spain, this Sunday evening (August 1), as confirmed by the National Geographic Institute to the Emergency Coordination Centre of the Region of Murcia.

According to the first measurements, the epicenter has been located 19km from the capital Murcia, in the municipality of Librilla, a small village of around 5,000 inhabitants, located in one of the areas with the highest seismic activity, due to the passage of a fault line through this region.

It should not be forgotten that this region has already suffered numerous earthquakes in recent years, one of the most tragic being the one that had Lorca as its epicenter in 2011, and which caused nine deaths.

Initially, there are thankfully no reports of injuries to members of the public, or damage to any property, although there were of course the expected calls to emergency services reporting objects moving in homes, as reported by 20minutos.es.

This is breaking news at the moment and we will try to keep you updated as more information is available.

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Chris King

Originally from Wales, Chris spent years on the Costa del Sol before moving to the Algarve where he is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]

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