Murcia is Spain’s most seismically active area and suffered earthquake
tremors in 2005 and 1999. It is close to the large faultline beneath
the Mediterranean Sea where the European and African continents meet.A Murcia regional government statement said eight people, including
one child, had died in the two quakes at Lorca which seriously damaged
many buildings and crushed vehicles. A total of 167 people were
treated in hospitals in the city.
Television images showed cars that were crushed by falling rubble, and
large cracks in buildings.via posterous