Friday, April 27, 2007

Did the earth move for you

A seismic movement of 2.6 on Richter was registered at dawn yesterday in Hondón de las Nieves. Luckily there was neither personal nor material damage according to the Centro Sismológico Euro-Mediterráneo. The tremor was registered at 04.33am and its epicenter was located at 38.28 degrees north and 0.86 west. That means it was two kilometers to the south of Hondón de las Nieves and five kilometers northwest of Crevillent and up to 16 kilometers to the west of Elche.

The small magnitude of the seismic movement and the hour in which it took place meant that most people didn't notice it. I imagine some of the fireworks they set off would have a greater impact than that.

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