News December, 18th 2009 by

Earthquake hits Spain

An earthquake hit Spain andEarthquake Portugal Thursday night at around 2:3am, with a strength of 6.3 on the Richter scale. The earthquake originated about 100 kilometers southwest of Cape St. Vincent in the atlantic Ocean, at a depth of 58 kilometers, according to Spain’s seismological institute and National Geographic Institute.

The earthquake was felt in Sevilla, Cadiz, Malaga, Cordoba, Huelva as well as other cities across Andalucia and Portugal. According to the Spanish media there have been no casualties or damages. The emergency lines in Spain received over 450 calls until 6am Thursday morning, out of them 282 from Sevilla and 176 from Huelva.

The US Geological Survey recorded the quake at 5.7 magnitude on its different moment magnitude scale. It said the quake struck at a shallow depth of 10 kilometers.

Various reports also confirm that the earthquake was felt in parts of Morocco. 

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