Photo: Earthquake in Lorca, Spain
The Spanish government is reporting two strong earthquakes, this afternoon affecting the areas of Lorca and Murcia, Spain and leaving 7 dead thus far. The 4.3 magnitude quake was felt in the afternoon followed by an aftershock of 5.3 in the southern region of Spain.
The after shock was felt 2 hours after the first one centered in Lorca, where a state of emergency has now been declared. Two buildings are reported to have collapsed, including the belfry of the Santiago church in Lorca. Most of the deaths were the result of falling debris.