Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Spain Earthquake, May 11, 2011: 5.3-magnitude earthquake leaves 4 people dead

Atleast four individuals were killed after an earthquake which registered a Richter Scale reading of magnitude 5.3 struck the small town of Lorca in the southern Spanish region of Murcia on May 11, 2011, Reuters reported.

Map of the said quake provided by the USGS

According to the, United States Geological Survey (USGS) the temblor has the following details:

Magnitude: 5.3

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 16:47:26 UTC
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 06:47:26 PM at epicenter

Location: 37.697°N, 1.556°W

Depth: 1 km (~0.6 mile) (poorly constrained)

Region: SPAIN

50 km (31 miles) SW of Murcia, Spain
118 km (73 miles) SW of Alicante, Spain
124 km (77 miles) NE of Almeria, Spain
352 km (218 miles) SSE of MADRID, Spain