Earthquakes in Spain

In Spain there are partly large earthquakes with strengths of more than 7.0, which cause damages within a radius of over 100 kilometers. Measured against the size of the country, earthquakes occur very rarely.

17 people died since 1950 by direct consequences of earthquakes. 1 earthquakes also caused a subsequent tsunami, which claimed further lifes and damages.

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Earthquakes in Spain since 1950

The strongest earthquake in Spain happened on 03/29/1954 in the region Spain with a magnitude of 7.0 on the Richter scale.
DateRegionDepthMagnitudeDeathsTotal damage
05/11/2011Lorca25 km5.110
01/29/2005La Paca, Zarcilla De Ramos31 km4.40
02/02/1999Mula, Puebla De Mula16 km4.80
08/14/1978Spain50 km4.40
04/19/1956Spain 0.07
03/29/1954Spain 7.00

These statistics are based on datas from the National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS): Significant Earthquake Database. doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K. Several data have been summarized and translated.

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