By Ron Howells • 29 October 2021 • 11:20
A powerful earthquake of magnitude 4.4 on the Richter scale was registered at dawn this Friday morning (October 29) in the Cantabrian Sea off the Galician coast- the tremors were felt across several municipalities in Galicia.. image: IGN
A powerful 4.4 magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of Galicia.
A powerful earthquake of magnitude 4.4 on the Richter scale was registered at dawn this Friday morning (October 29) in the Cantabrian Sea off the Galician coast- the tremors were felt across several municipalities in Galicia.
According to information supplied by the National Geographic Institute (IGN), the earthquake occurred at 6:32 am just off the Cantabrian coast in the provinces of La Coruña and Lugo.
The earthquake was reportedly felt in several dozen municipalities in Galician provinces, such as Ortigueira, As Pontes, Ares, Cariño, A Pobra, Miño, Cerdido, Culleredo, Fene, Ferrol, Oleiros, Sada and Santiago, and A Coruña, according to the IGN data.
Tremors were also reported in the province of Lugo, among others, the earthquake has been felt in municipalities such as Xove, Baralla, Foz, Castro de Rei, Ribadeo and Viveiro.
The 112 Integrated Emergency Care Center 112 Galicia reported several calls from worried residents in La Coruña, Oleiros, Valdoviño, Irixoa, Cervo, Viveiro, Ferrol and Lugo this morning in relation to the earthquake.
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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!.
Playing the guitar since the age of 7, he can often be seen, (and heard!) at beach bars and clubs along the length of the coast. He has always been interested in the news and constantly thrives to present his articles in an interesting and engaging way.
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