Sunday, April 12, 2009

Seismic Spain

Seismic activity is not unknown in Spain and the recent events in Italy will have many people wondering about the likely hood of experiencing the effects of an earthquake. We live close to a volcanic region near to the city of Olot.

Emilio Carreno, director of the National Seismic Network is quoted in today's El Mundo, he says that,

"The Mediterranean is an area of seismic importance" because it is a contact zone between the African and European plate, adds Mercedes Ferrer Gijón, the Geological and Mining Institute of Spain, 'but while Turkey, Greece and Italy have a risk seismic high in Spain is moderate or low. "

It is in the southeast, especially Grenada, Murcia and Alicante and in the Pyrenees where underground activity is most intense and where most earthquakes are recorded.

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