Earthquakes in Lorca, Spain

Two rare earthquakes measuring 4.4 and 5.2 struck at 6:46PM on May 11th, near the town of Lorca. Historic churches and public buildings, including a local hospital, suffered major damage. A total of 8 people were killed and many more were injured. A total of 167 people were treated at local hospitals. Thousands of the town's residents spent the night outdoors due to unstable buildings.

Due to disruption of services, travellers may wish to avoid travelling in this area for the time being.

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