By Ron Howells • 13 August 2021 • 19:40
Two more low magnitude earthquakes shake Spain's Granada. image: Wikipedia
Two more low magnitude earthquakes shook the Municipality of Sante Fe in Spain’s Granada this afternoon.
The municipality of Santa Fe, in the metropolitan area of Granada, has once again been the epicentre of two low-magnitude earthquakes, replicas of the one registered in Cijuela of 4.5 magnitude on the night of Thursday, August 12.
Two more earthquakes shook Granada this afternoon. Map, IGN.
They join the others that occurred before midnight in the town of Santa Fe and another three more in the morning, 2.5, in Chimeneas and 2.3, and 2.1, the latter in Chauchina.
According to the data available on the National Geographic Institutes website (IGN), two more quakes were registered in Santa Fe this afternoon, on Friday, August 13. The first of them at level 2, at 3:22 p.m. and a kilometre deep, and a 2.3 magnitude quake the second, at 3:30 p.m. and three kilometres deep.
The National Geographic Institute has indicated that it cannot be known precisely if they are within the same seismic series but they have linked it to the activity of this “tectonically complex zone” of Granada and its metropolitan surroundings.
The ICM called for an urgent need to look into the region’s tsunami risk
Experts from the Spanish institute of marine sciences (ICM) have reported seismic activity in the southwest of the Iberian peninsula. Scientists identified a crack in the earth’s crust responsible for a 1755 earthquake in Lisbon thought to have killed up to 50,000 people which could cause another magnitude 8.5 earthquake, as reported by L.Kemp.
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Ron actually started his working career as an Ophthalmic Technician- things changed when, during a band rehearsal, his amplifier blew up and he couldn’t get it fixed so he took a course at Birmingham University and ended up doing a degree course. He built up a chain of electronics stores and sold them as a franchise over 35 years ago. After five years touring the world Ron decided to move to Spain with his wife and son, a place they had visited over the years, and only bought the villa they live in because it has a guitar-shaped swimming pool!.
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