Double quakes topple buildings in Spain- 12 dead

May 11, 2011LORCA, Spain – It is the worst earthquake in Spain in 50 years. Ten people were killed Wednesday when an earthquake struck southeastern Spain, the delegate of the government in Murcia told National Spanish Radio and CNN. The clock tower in Lorca has collapsed and several of the older buildings in the town centre have also crumbled. The earthquake was felt across the Murcia region, including Cartagena, Aguilas, Murcia, Mazarrón, Albacete and Almería. Tremors were felt as far away as Madrid. Spain’s Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero has deployed emergency military units to the scene, the Spanish EFE news agency reported. Eyewitnesses that the tower of the church of Santiago was split in half. “Unfortunately, we can confirm … deaths due to cave-ins and falling debris,” the mayor of Lorca, Francisco Jodar, told radio station Ser. “We’re trying to find out if there are people inside the collapsed houses.” The quake was registered at 6:47 pm (1647 GMT), following a smaller 4.4-magnitude quake at 5:05 pm (1505 GMT). Spanish television showed rescue workers rushing through debris-littered streets. Thousands of residents of Lorca are in the streets, not knowing what to do. The hospital, Rafael Méndez, has been evacuated because of the risk of landslides, raising fears over how the injured will be treated. Lorca has apopulation of around 91,000 people. Many British expatriates have homes in the Murcia region, which is close to the Costa Blanca. –UK Telegraph
(c) EuroNews 2011
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20 Responses to Double quakes topple buildings in Spain- 12 dead

  1. Dov says:

    It is interesting that thousands leave Rome in fear of an earthquake on the same day that many are killed in Spain from one. He got it right; just the wrong country. There was also a 5.1 in Turkey on the fault line that continues on to just south of Rome. Interesting all in all…………

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  2. Jamie says:

    My husband’s family lives in Burgos, Spain ( in the Castillian region ) and I have been asking him to speak to his family about these earth changes but they are oblivious to anything other than their daily lives. He is adamant that they do not want or care to know about any such “nonsense”. Perhaps now they will lift their heads “from their plates”? He just returned ( last Saturday ) from a business trip there. I was apprehensive about the trip but his rationale was that, “if it happens it happens.” I suppose I can learn to agree.

    I cannot express how difficult it is to live with people who absolutely deride and mock the evidence put before them. It is like living in a zone of despair…one permeated by the fetid stench of arrogance.

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  3. J Guffey says:

    Hey Alvin, just wondering – Is this likely the beginning foreshocks of a major quake?

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  4. Laura says:

    Wow Spain and Rome are pretty close do you think there could be something in the 11th May predictions what with planet alingments etc? There have also been many cluster quakes today in Italy?? Seems strange that a man who died in 1979 can predict a quake in that region so far in advance – can it just be concidence??

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  5. Penny says:

    i didnt think Spain or Italy got EQ s? ooh dear,

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  6. Kim says:

    Praying for those who died and their families. I saw on the BBC that this is the worst quake in Spain in 50 years.

    God Bless.

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  7. alex says:

    It is up to 12 deaths in Spain.
    And Mount Etna just erupted in Italy.

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  8. markosity1973 says:

    Wow so terrible and so fascinating at the same time. My heart goes out to all the people who have suffered in this quake. May God be with you all.

    I have been following another website where there were a number of people who had dreamed a major earthquake on May 11. There are also posts of dreams on there before other major quakes this year.

    I was skeptical until I came on here and found this. Thank you yet again Alvin for the excellent site. You are the light that shines on the path for those who want to see.

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  9. radiogirl says:

    So sorry for those in Spain who lost loved ones..appreciate the updates and video..Alvin and All,R

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  10. Jens Skapski says:

    I’m scared! Last week Greece, Turkey, Croatia, Poland, Romania; Yesterday Spain, Portugal(4,8 quake beetwen Portugal and Madeira) and some 2.5 quakes under Mt. Etna and L’aquila in Italy! What’s happening next? I’m trying to predict earthquakes since 1 year! Sometimes i were right with my predictions! And i think, that somewhere will be an 6.5+ earthquakein the next 3 days ! (Probability 50%)

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    • Nothing to fear. It’s just the nature of the times we live in. The planet is geologically is becoming more animated. We’ll have to adjust to the changes.

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      • Jens Skapski says:

        The thing i fear is the unusual number of “strong” earthquakes in europe in the last 2-3 weeks! At the beginning there were only weak quakes ( M. 4), then came the quake near turkey (4,7), and now 5.3 in Spain! Why should this quake be the last? Who can tell me that there will not be a stronger quake in the next days? A 5.3 killed 10 people in a comparatively small town! How many people would die when there is a magnitude 6 quake in Madrid, Rome, Athens or Istanbul? Or like the quake in 1755 which caused a tsunami who has destroyed Lisbon?
        I’m sure, when my prediction of the earthquake in 2-3 days comes true (and the last 3 times i was right)it will be in europe!

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