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BREAKING NEWS: 5.1 magnitude quake in southeast Spain kills 7, El Pais newspaper reports
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Posted on 05/11/2011 11:39:13 AM PDT by SouthernClaire

Anyone have anything else on this yet?


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: earthquake; lorca; spain; usgs
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1 posted on 05/11/2011 11:39:19 AM PDT by SouthernClaire
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To: SouthernClaire

nope


2 posted on 05/11/2011 11:39:54 AM PDT by Wu (Excuse me while I kiss the sky......)
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To: SouthernClaire

Heavily populated?


3 posted on 05/11/2011 11:40:15 AM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: SouthernClaire

Just caught the headline on MSN breaking news, but it’s not “clickable”. Will try to catch the news article asap.


4 posted on 05/11/2011 11:40:40 AM PDT by SouthernClaire (HE must increase)
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To: SouthernClaire

Rome was on the schedule for today.


5 posted on 05/11/2011 11:41:19 AM PDT by seton89 (Aequinimitas per ignorantiam)
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To: SouthernClaire

Still not much news coming out yet, but here’s a link:

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2011/05/spain-rocked-by-2-strong-earthquakes-fatalities-and-major-damage-feared/1?csp=34


6 posted on 05/11/2011 11:46:13 AM PDT by SouthernClaire (HE must increase)
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To: seton89

Missed it by THIS much...


7 posted on 05/11/2011 11:46:19 AM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt The Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: seton89

In some areas of Rome, around 50% of the businesses are closed as people are fleeing the city, in fear of an earthquake predicted for this day by someone decades ago.


8 posted on 05/11/2011 11:47:19 AM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: SouthernClaire

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


9 posted on 05/11/2011 11:48:29 AM PDT by Viiksitimali
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To: thefactor

Don’t know yet. Very little to go on at the moment.

God be with them.


10 posted on 05/11/2011 11:48:44 AM PDT by SouthernClaire (HE must increase)
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To: seton89

Isn’t that weird? People were fleeing Rome yesterday because of an old prophesy and it hit Spain. Is Italy next? Very eerie.


11 posted on 05/11/2011 11:50:27 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (.)
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To: SouthernClaire

Hey! It was supposed to hit ROME, Not SPAIN!.........................


12 posted on 05/11/2011 11:52:09 AM PDT by Red Badger (Jesus said there is no marriage in Heaven. That's why they call it Heaven............)
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To: Deo volente

An earlier prophesy of an earthquake in Rome was two days off. So the people of Rome are not off the hook. I find this very strange.


13 posted on 05/11/2011 11:52:26 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (.)
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To: miss marmelstein

Imagine if they fled to Spain.!...........


14 posted on 05/11/2011 11:53:01 AM PDT by Red Badger (Jesus said there is no marriage in Heaven. That's why they call it Heaven............)
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To: SouthernClaire
This ought to give you pause if you're on the Atlantic Coast...

"...Some researchers believe that a large landslide in the Canary Islands could generate a tsunami with basin-wide impact. Faults on the southwest side of La Palma Island associated with Cumbre Vieja Volcano could be the detachment surface of a mega-landslide..."

15 posted on 05/11/2011 11:54:47 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: SouthernClaire; Cardhu

Woa! I wasn’t aware that Spain was on a fault line. Prayers up!


16 posted on 05/11/2011 11:55:18 AM PDT by yorkie (Our POTUS makes me think the person I detested the MOST -- would have been better! (Hillary))
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To: Red Badger

That’s what I was thinking, bunch of them probably thought Spain was far enough away to be safe!


17 posted on 05/11/2011 11:56:07 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Red Badger
Imagine if they fled to Spain.!...........

That would have been my luck......stock markets, sales, lotteries, earthquakes.......watch what I do and then do the opposite.

18 posted on 05/11/2011 11:58:21 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (The stench of dependency is a sickening smell. Strive to become an asset, not a liability.)
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To: yorkie

” Woa! I wasn’t aware that Spain was on a fault line. “

The Mediterranean Basin, and the Alps, are a major subduction zone - historically very seismically active...


19 posted on 05/11/2011 11:59:39 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Red Badger

Do you know the story of An Appointment in Samara?


20 posted on 05/11/2011 12:01:39 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (.)
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To: Uncle Ike

Thanks. I learn something new every day!


21 posted on 05/11/2011 12:02:00 PM PDT by yorkie (Our POTUS makes me think the person I detested the MOST -- would have been better! (Hillary))
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To: Viiksitimali

At least seven people have died from crushing and several injured in Lorca after two earthquakes have shaken in a range of barely two hours in the Region of Murcia, as the Government Office.

Fatalities have died after the collapse of two buildings in the village, led by the second earthquake. The buildings are situated one on the street Galicia and another in the neighborhood of La Viña, says the editor of TVE Ana Patricia Martinez, the rubble of the latter have taken the life of a child of thirteen.

The first earthquake, of magnitude 4.4 on the Richter scale has shaken the region to 17.00 and the second, magnitude 5.2, nearly two hours later. Both have been to the town of Lorca epicenter, 55 kilometers from the capital, reports the National Geographic Institute.

Occur immediately after the second quake, the mayor of Lorca, Francisco Jodar, already moving in TVE might have about five dead after the collapse of both buildings.
• Lorca’s mayor says there may be between two and five people were killed by earthquakes
A city council spokesman warned that the City has been evacuated and the tower of the Church of Santiago “was opened in half and had to be cordoned off.” It has also been evicted Lorca hospital for fear of a possible collapse.

Lorca neighbors added that the situation now is “panic” that thousands of people are on the street not knowing what to do or where to go and that the shaking has surprised everyone in the middle of the routine.
The second earthquake, the main
A spokesman for the “112” has reported that emergency telephone s ervice has collapsed by about two hundred calls from people who have felt the earthquake.

According to sources in the Seismic Network of the National Geographic Institute, which put the magnitude of the quake at 5.2 degrees, the strongest earthquakes recorded in southeastern Spanish since “at least 500 years ago” have been around “five or five-odd. “

From the National Geographic Institute have indicated that the second earthquake “probably” is the main shock, while the first, which occurred at 17:05 hours, could be described as “prescient” according to scientific terminology. However, they added that “in seismology never know.”

Also explained that the Institute’s website , which provides information on earthquakes are collapsed by excessive influx of Internet users.

On March 12 there was another earthquake of magnitude 2.8 with epicenter in Lorca, where in January 2005 an earthquake of 4.7, which was followed by 500 aftershocks, caused damage to almost a thousand homes in the hamlets of Zarcilla de Ramos and La Paca.
Zapatero mobilizes EMU
The Prime Minister, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero has ordered the mobilization of the Emergency Military Unit (UME) to the earthquake.

The Prime Minister is being promptly informed of the existing data about the consequences of the earthquake and has been in contact with the vice president, Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba, who was in Córdoba.

In addition, the Minister of Science and Technology, Cristina Garmendia, who was this afternoon in the town of Yecla Murcia Lorca is headed to continue on the ground the situation in this county.
Tremble also Andalusia and Albacete
Both earthquakes were felt also in Albacete, in the Andalusian provinces of Almería, Jaén, Granada, Malaga and Sevilla, sources told Efe unified emergency service 112, which have received hundreds of calls from citizens.

The first of the quakes has been noticeable in the city of Albacete and the northern municipalities of the province of Almeria and Almeria even in the capital, while the second, more intense, was also perceived by the population the provinces of Jaén, Granada, Malaga and Sevilla.

The 112 emergency service has received hundreds of calls from individuals of municipalities in these provinces, all interested in information about what happened.

Sources have indicated that there have been no material damage or personal and there is no evidence that significant incidents have occurred in these provinc


22 posted on 05/11/2011 12:04:14 PM PDT by Selene
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To: yorkie

Just one of the random pieces of information I remember from the long-ago days when the Discovery Channel actually ran ‘science’ programming and the History Channel was about ‘history’...

sigh...


23 posted on 05/11/2011 12:04:51 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Abathar

Maybe it wasn’t ‘Rome’, but the ‘ROMANS’ that were the ‘target’!................


24 posted on 05/11/2011 12:09:20 PM PDT by Red Badger (Jesus said there is no marriage in Heaven. That's why they call it Heaven............)
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To: miss marmelstein

No, I’ve never heard of it...............


25 posted on 05/11/2011 12:10:14 PM PDT by Red Badger (Jesus said there is no marriage in Heaven. That's why they call it Heaven............)
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To: Uncle Ike

I remember when we had only three channels on the snowy b & w tv screen - and at 10 pm they would all sign off with the National Anthem......sigh


26 posted on 05/11/2011 12:12:09 PM PDT by yorkie (Our POTUS makes me think the person I detested the MOST -- would have been better! (Hillary))
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To: OB1kNOb; Abathar; Red Badger

“That would have been my luck......stock markets, sales, lotteries, earthquakes.......watch what I do and then do the opposite.”


Ya. Know what you mean. I am guilty of the same. Hopefully, this one is not indicative of something else coming.

Keep us posted on your stock market decisions, please. ;-)


27 posted on 05/11/2011 12:14:18 PM PDT by SouthernClaire (HE must increase)
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To: yorkie

” only three channels on the snowy b & w tv screen “

Oh, yes, I remember it well — how the snowiness varied according to who was sitting where in the room....

(Earliest memory - watching Howdy Doody on a tiny oval screen...)


28 posted on 05/11/2011 12:15:11 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: SouthernClaire

Wow. I was in Lorca (fortress ruins) as a tourist last October. There are many loading bearing, stone wall structures in and around Lorca. This is very sad.


29 posted on 05/11/2011 12:17:50 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

VERY interesting, Joe.

(That’ll make a lot of people sleep better tonight. :-) )


30 posted on 05/11/2011 12:18:11 PM PDT by SouthernClaire (HE must increase)
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To: miss marmelstein

I just looked it up. Apropos.............


31 posted on 05/11/2011 12:18:46 PM PDT by Red Badger (Jesus said there is no marriage in Heaven. That's why they call it Heaven............)
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To: PA Engineer; All; greyfoxx39

Sad, indeed. May God keep His hand upon them.

Will someone with a prayer ping list please get this moving around?


32 posted on 05/11/2011 12:21:30 PM PDT by SouthernClaire (HE must increase)
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To: Deo volente

The guy in 1912 was right (just missed it by 800 miles).


33 posted on 05/11/2011 12:24:56 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Red Badger

Always liked that little story...


34 posted on 05/11/2011 12:28:52 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (.)
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To: Cardhu

ping


35 posted on 05/11/2011 12:29:13 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 840 of our national holiday from reality. - OBL Dead? The TSA can go away!)
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To: Deo volente

The earthquake management team missed their target.


36 posted on 05/11/2011 12:30:47 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Uncle Ike
"how the snowiness varied according to who was sitting where in the room..."

.....Or who was designated to hold and rotate the tinfoil covered rabbit-ears....

37 posted on 05/11/2011 12:35:28 PM PDT by yorkie (Our POTUS makes me think the person I detested the MOST -- would have been better! (Hillary))
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To: SouthernClaire
This is a relatively minor earthquake. That said, magnitude 5+ earthquakes have been on the rise in recent years especially for 2011.

The below just in the last few days:

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/quakes_big.php

A chart I put together using data from USGS. The column for 2011 is projected based on the number of 5+ earthquakes in the first quarter of this year. I would expect a significant drop in the number projected for 2011 but I am starting to wonder about it!


38 posted on 05/11/2011 12:47:54 PM PDT by Errant
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To: miss marmelstein
Always liked that little story...

Me too. I was trying to remember its name when I saw your post and smiled. Well done.

39 posted on 05/11/2011 12:49:06 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on its own.)
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To: Deo volente

Bendandi made a general prediction for several days in May 2011. A location was not picked. The institute where his papers were saved after being thrown in a fire, states that a city was not named and a there were about 5 days involved. She thinks that the 11th was focussed on because it has been associated with so many tragedies. Mussolini actually asked him to stop making predictions as they were terrifying the citizens.

But, These were his past predictions:

Jan 13, 1915, earthquake Fruili
Jan 2, 1923, Le Marshe, was off by 2 days
Sep 22, 1931, Euro-Asiatic border, that America would feel repercussions
May 6, 1975, Mursica City

(there are others as well)


40 posted on 05/11/2011 1:13:34 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: Errant

Darn interesting graph, Errant. Thanks for sharing it. Hopefully, there will be a decline rather than in increase on your next one. Let us pray that be the case, anyway, and pray that God supply for and comfort those who are in need. Whether it be 1 or 1 million.

I am in Mississippi and situated just a few miles away from a community that was almost entirely destroyed in April (Smithville, MS). And about an hour from Tuscaloosa, AL that, too, lost so many precious lives by the tornadoes rated EF-5. All still so fresh and I think we all know what it feels like to have loved ones in a region stricken with a catastrophe.

Again, thanks for posting your chart. Nice work!

My Best,

SC

P.S. Like you, I am “beginning to wonder” myself considering so much damage in so short a time, but then again it may just be me being overly sensitive to disasters considering what I wrote to you above.


41 posted on 05/11/2011 1:35:10 PM PDT by SouthernClaire (HE must increase)
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To: SouthernClaire

Coincidence? I think not!

42 posted on 05/11/2011 1:47:56 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: null and void

Thanks Nully - I have been out all afternoon in La Coruña which is about 500 miles from Lorca so I never felt anyhing.

I remember two or three years ago there was a small quake near Santiago, which is only 50 miles away, I felt our building shake for a few seconds.

I did not know anything about this one until I heard it on the news.


43 posted on 05/11/2011 1:48:12 PM PDT by Cardhu
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Ha! With a *BOOM* to the left and a *BOOM* to the right, you could be correct. Where was she slamming those thunder thighs today???


44 posted on 05/11/2011 1:54:39 PM PDT by SouthernClaire (HE must increase)
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To: yorkie

We get small ones from time to time, we had one in the North West two or three years ago only about 60 miles from where I live; our building shook slightly for a few seconds.

Still safer, I guess, than the tornadoes and floods you guys are having this year.


45 posted on 05/11/2011 1:57:55 PM PDT by Cardhu
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To: Cardhu

Images (slow):

http://www.elmundo.es/multimedia/?media=S3q1jEKKOPj


46 posted on 05/11/2011 2:08:20 PM PDT by cll (I am the warrant and the sanction)
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To: All

47 posted on 05/11/2011 2:11:50 PM PDT by cll (I am the warrant and the sanction)
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To: cll

Sad.


48 posted on 05/11/2011 2:14:11 PM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: All

49 posted on 05/11/2011 2:15:34 PM PDT by cll (I am the warrant and the sanction)
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To: yorkie

“earthquakes in divers places”


50 posted on 05/11/2011 2:17:57 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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