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Spain orders state of ‘pre-emergency phase’ amid fears of a major earthquake

by LLB Reporter
27th Jan 21 10:45 am

The Spanish authorities have ordered a state of “pre-emergency” over fears the county will be hit with a major earthquake following hundreds of tremors.

The province of Granada has been struck with a wave of tremors, with three having a magnitude over 4.

On Tuesday evening the delegate of the Andalusian Government in Granada, Pablo García announce the “pre-emergency” phase with an emergency plan for seismic risk in the province.

Andalusisa’s 112 emergency services said on Twitter, “Granada is now in the pre-emergency phase against seismic risk.

“This level is characterised by monitoring and assessing the phenomenon as well as by providing information to authorities and the population.”

The 112 service said on Twitter: “Up to three seismic movements with a magnitude greater than 4 on the Richter scale and more than half a dozen lower intensity aftershocks have been recorded in the area of #SantaFe #Atarfe #Chauchina and #CúllarVega.”

President of the region of Andalusia, Juan Manuel Moreno, said aftershocks had also been felt in Malaga.

He said: “Tremors do not stop in the province of Granada and tonight several aftershocks have just occurred, some have also been felt in Malaga.

“I’m very aware of its evolution.

“As usual, @E112Andalucia is available if necessary.”

Mayor of Granada, Luis Salvador, tweeted last night: “Two more earthquakes have just occurred in less than 15 minutes (4.1 and 4.3).

“The earthquake during the weekend that caused so much fear and damage in municipalities in the metropolitan area was 4.4.

“We are in permanent contact with the police and the firefighters.

“In addition to the two previous earthquakes, there was a third of similar duration and intensity.

“People are leaving their houses and going outside. Please be careful with objects that could fall to the street.”

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