Sunday, January 11, 2015

A rude awakening

Untitled-1The last thing people need is waking up in the early hours of the morning on a Sunday.  For those who work, Sunday is a day of rest and for those who like a Saturday night out, it is the morning after.

At precisely 7:12 and 27 seconds this morning there was an earthquake of magnitude 3.2 near to Los Montesinos.
To put it into perspective, that is the strongest quake experienced in his area since February 2012.

Reports of the quake have come from Algorfa, Benejúzar, San Bartolomé (Orihuela), Torrevieja, Guardamar, Callosa de Segura, Redován, Orihuela Costa, Pilar de la Horadada and Catral. There are even reports of it being felt as far away as Murcia and Elche. The quake has been categorised by the National Geographic Institute as grade IV which means it was widely observed by the public. There are no reports as yet of any damage.

For the benefit of those who haven’t experienced one of these quakes, the sensation is two fold. You feel the movement and you hear the rumble both at the same time. In this case it only lasted seconds but still you knew that it had happened.

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