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Salobreña Emergency Drill

Just before school broke up for Easter, the kids at the Colegio Mayor Zaragoza in Salobreña got to participate in the town’s emergency drill for earthquakes and fires.

Larger Quake Felt

This morning around half five there was an earth tremor that registered 6.3 on the Richter Scale; again with its epicentre under the Med between Andalusia and Eastern Morocco.

Worst Quake Since 1956

The locals of Lorca, near Murcia, are asking why an earthquake of 5.2 should have such a devastating effect on building structures around town. Experts agree that the shallow depth of the epicentre and the sandy soil of the area certainly contributed to the damage, but what is becoming more evident is that building standards employed during the housing boom might also have something to do with it.