Wednesday, May 11, 2011

2 quakes hours apart in Spain cause damage, deaths feared

MADRID (AP) — Two earthquakes in quick succession have caused major damage in the Murcia region of southeast Spain and fatalities are feared, an official said.
The official with the Murcia regional government said the quakes had magnitudes of 4.4 and 5.2. He said the epicenter of Wednesday's quakes was close to the town of Lorca and the second came about two hours after the first.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity in line with department policy.


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