Thursday, May 12, 2011

Spain Quakes and Church Tower Breaks



Strong earthquakes  have hit near Lorca and Murcia, Spain on 11 May 2011 - following the pattern of major occurrences taking place on the 11th day of each month so far this year.

Live coverage : http://www.rtve.es/noticias/directo-la-1/


UPDATE 18:15 UTC : 7 deaths have been confirmed. A number of people have been seriously injured. 2 houses confirmed to have been partly destroyed (1 in Galicia street, 1 in La Vina neighbourhood). Half of the belfry of the church of Santiago have been destroyed. CATDAT sees this earthquake being much more damaging than the 1999 and 2005 earthquakes in the same region.

UPDATE 17:50 UTC : The tower of the church of Santiago was split in half according to eyewitnesses.

UPDATE 17:46 UTC : Although the 2005 earthquake around the same area caused 900 damaged houses, there were no deaths at that time. Unfortunately this time, the 2 heavily damaged buildings, and the falling cornices and roof tiles of other buildings have caused additional deaths/injuries

UPDATE 17:43 UTC : There are reports from the local mayor that 5 people have died.

UPDATE 17:37 UTC : As confirmed by sources close to Europa Press, many buildings have been affected, such as the Belfry of the Church of San Diego, the roof of the asylum, the Torre del Castillo de Lorca Ram and a wall could have stopped someone trapped.


Click here for Yaak's thoughts on the Earthquake in Spain


4 comments:

  1. what tragedy happened on 4-11-11?

    -Kalman

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  2. I wonder what will happen on 9/11/11 and 11/11/11?

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  3. I heard the world is going to end on May 21 and/or Oct 28 so we may never know :))

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