News Karnataka
Sunday, May 22 2022
Europe

4 earthquakes hit Spain within an hour

Madrid: Spain’s northwestern region of Galicia was hit by four earthquakes within an hour, said the country’s National Geographic Institute (IGN).

According to the IGN, the first one occurred at 2.57 p.m. on Thursday and measured 3.7 on the Richter scale, followed by a 4.6-magnitude quake at 3.44 p.m. local time, which was felt by residents along the coast and in such cities as Pontevedra and Vigo, reports Xinhua news agency.

Then two more lighter tremors measuring 1.9 and 2.5 on the Richter scale took place in the next 13 minutes.

The epicentre of the quakes with a depth of around 3 km was located off the west coast of the region, in the Atlantic Ocean, said the IGN.

Emergency services have reported dozens of calls from local residents, but so far there has been no immediate reports of casualties or severe property damage.

Earthquakes are common in southern and southeastern Spain, but are rarely felt in Galicia.

The worst earthquake recorded in Spain in recent years was a 5.1-magnitude one hitting the city of Lorca in the southeastern region of Murcia in May 2011, killing nine.

See also  UK confirms pledge for zero emission of heavy vehicles by 2040
MANY DROPS MAKE AN OCEAN
Support NewsKarnataka's quality independent journalism with a small contribution.

How useful was this post?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 0 / 5. Vote count: 0

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Subscribe to our Podcast across platforms
AnchorAmazon MusicSpotifyGoogle PodcastsSoundCloudCastBoxRadio PublicRSS

Visit 7Jackpots and find the best online casinos in India! Play the most popular casino games for real money!

Find the best odds at 10Cric and ipl betting 2021! Signup today and get up to a 100% deposit bonus.

Subscribe Newsletter

Get latest news karnataka updates on your email.