Earthquake rattles Caravaca de la Cruz in Murcia

Caravaca ground rumbles. Image: IGN

A seismic event shook the town of Caravaca de la Cruz on March 1. The Institute of Geophysics (IGN) reported that the earthquake occurred precisely at 2:12 PM with a magnitude of 2.9 on the Richter scale. The epicentre was located just one kilometre beneath the Earth’s surface.

Regional Seismic Activity

Fortunately, there are no reports of any damages, be it material or personal. The relatively mild quake left residents startled but unharmed. Authorities are closely monitoring the situation, emphasising the need for preparedness in seismic-prone areas. This event follows a series of recent tremors in the region. Bullas experienced a 2.1 magnitude quake on February 29, and Aledo experienced a 1.5 magnitude quake on February 28.

Recent Earthquake Series

Back in January Totana experienced a 2.8 magnitude quake on January 29, followed by a 3.1 magnitude tremor in Pliego on January 30. Subsequently, on January 31, multiple tremors were felt in Librilla, Aledo, and Pliego, causing concern among locals.

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Catherine McGeer

I am an Irish writer who has been living in Spain for the past twenty years. My writing centers around the Costa Cálida. As a mother I also write about family life on the coast of Spain and every now and then I try to break down the world of Spanish politics!