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A 4.7 magnitude quake hits Spain

plate movement triggering quakes

A tremor hit Spain last night suddenly waking people from their sleep. So far, no damage to lives or property has been reported.

Spain is vulnerable to earthquakes for its location on the convergent plate boundaries between the African and European plates, the movement of which triggers earthquakes. During collision of the tectonic plates, the denser plate subsides beneath the lighter one, disturbing the geological balance, giving rise to quakes.

The earthquake that hit central, southern and eastern Spain was recorded on Richter scale with a magnitude of 4.7. No loss of life has been reported from the earthquake site.

The epicenter of the tremor was Ciudad Real, some 100 miles from the capital, Madrid. Though, the intensity of the tremor was mild, it reminded the Spanish of the Madrid quake of 1954 that crumbled everything. More importantly, the tremor passed off peacefully without triggering a tsunami.


Via: Reuters

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