31 municipalities in the Spanish province of Zamora rocked by earthquake

by Lorraine Williamson
Zamora earthquake

Early this morning, residents of the Spanish province of Zamora were rocked by an earthquake. The quake measured 3.5 on the Richter scale. This is the 3rd earthquake this summer in the province, of which this morning’s was the most severe. 

The earthquake occurred in the municipality of Perilla de Castro. The quake was not only felt by the inhabitants of this municipality of Spain, but tremors were detected in 31 municipalities of the provinces of Zamora and León, including the capitals Zamora and Benavente. Moreover, seismographs from the National Geographic Institute (IGN) report that the quake measured 3.5 on the Richter scale. 

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The earthquake peaked at 3:43 a.m. at a depth of 10 kilometres northwest of the municipality of Perilla de Castro. Furthermore, the vibrations were noticeable within a radius of 70 kilometres around this municipality. 

The earthquake was felt in the following towns and cities: Almaraz de Duero, Almendra, Ferreras de Abajo, Granja de Moreruela, Malva, Codesal, Manzanal de Arriba, Moralina, Muelas de los Caballeros, Olerros and Calzadilla de Tera, Roales, Videmala, Villardeciervos, the capital of Zamora, Benavente, Camarzana de Tera, Gáname, Bermillo de Sayago, Melgar and Micereces de Tera, Moraleja del Vino, Mózar, Villanázar, Muga de Sayago, Santa Colomba de las Monjas, Santa Croya de Tera, Santibáñez de Vidriales, Tardobispo, El Perdigon and Torregamones. 

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Third earthquake this summer in Zamora 

At 3.5 on the Richter scale, the earthquake is “weak”. Although as it was in the middle of the night, and a minor earthquake, it woke up many people. In buildings, people suffered from tremors or vibrations from walls and floors. Also, lights went back and forth gently. So far, little or no damage has been reported after the earthquake. 

This summer is not the first time that the province of Zamora has been shaken by an earthquake. The last earthquake hit Muelas del Pan in early August. And two weeks prior, one hit Requejo de Sanabria. Of the three earthquakes that hit Zamora this summer, this morning was the worst. 

Also read: Earthquake in the Gulf of Cadiz

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