Lorca, Spain

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30K Sleep Outside After Quake in Spain

Many fearing aftershocks slept in cars, cardboard boxes, lawn chairs

(Newser) - It was gloomy night under the stars for tens of thousands of Spaniards who slept outside fearing aftershocks from yesterday's earthquake . At least nine people died and 30 were hospitalized for injuries following the pair of 4.4- and 5.2-magnitude temblors, according to Spain's geological institute. Only... More »

Two Strong Earthquakes Hit Spain; at Least 7 Dead

Major damage reported in southeast in city of Lorca

(Newser) - A pair of strong earthquakes hit southeastern Spain today, leaving at least seven people dead and causing major damage to buildings, reports the AP . The quakes measured 5.2 and 4.4 in magnitude and came within two hours of each other, with the epicenter near the town of Lorca.... More »

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