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Earthquake in southern Alicante disturbs siesta
Environment Tue, Aug 14, 2018

Earthquake in southern Alicante disturbs siesta

AN EARTHQUAKE in the inland village of Albatera (Alicante province) close to Murcia's north-eastern border reached 4.2 on the Richter scale, according to the National Geographical Institute (IGN) on Twitter. The...

Hottest night this year: 35ºC lows in Extremadura
Environment Thu, Aug 9, 2018

Hottest night this year: 35ºC lows in Extremadura

NIGHT temperatures have been reaching new highs and sleep was nearly impossible for residents without air-conditioning – especially in the province of Badajoz (Extremadura). The town of Navalvillar de Pela registered...

Heatwave which caused six deaths on the way out
Environment Mon, Aug 6, 2018

Heatwave which caused six deaths on the way out

A HEATWAVE sweeping the country and forcing temperatures into the mid-40s is about to end, but has already caused six deaths – two each in the provinces of Tarragona and Murcia and one each in those of Barcelona and...

Weekend temperatures could beat 1977 record of 48ºC
Environment Thu, Aug 2, 2018

Weekend temperatures could beat 1977 record of 48ºC

THIS weekend is set to bring some of the hottest temperatures on record to the continent of Europe, with Saturday seeing the mercury soar to unprecedented levels. According to Spain's State meteorological agency,...

Spaniards trapped on volcano after Indonesian earthquake
Environment Tue, Jul 31, 2018

Spaniards trapped on volcano after Indonesian earthquake

FIVE Spaniards are among the 689 hikers trapped in an Indonesian mountain range following an earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale, which has already claimed 16 lives. At least 200 of the tourists trapped on...

Málaga wildfire under control
Environment Mon, Jul 30, 2018

Málaga wildfire under control

The wildfire that broke out this morning (Monday) in the Manilva area of Málaga has been stabilised and the 400 people who were evacuated from their homes and from a nearby hotel have now been allowed back. The fire...

Spain hots up: Mercury to rocket to 40ºC from Tuesday
Environment Sat, Jul 28, 2018

Spain hots up: Mercury to rocket to 40ºC from Tuesday

A HEATWAVE hitting the southern half of mainland Spain could see temperatures soar to over 40ºC in the shade from Tuesday onwards, warns the State meteorological agency, AEMET. Night temperatures will not drop below...

Spanish scientists find new fault line in Alborán Sea
Environment Tue, Jul 24, 2018

Spanish scientists find new fault line in Alborán Sea

A NEW fault line has been found in the Alborán Sea by members of Spain's High Council of Scientific Research (CSIC). As part of their ongoing marine geophysics studies on board the craft in May 2016, the CSIC's...

American Bullfrog found in Ebro 'huge threat' to native species
Environment Sat, Jul 14, 2018

American Bullfrog found in Ebro 'huge threat' to native...

A HIGHLY-AGGRESSIVE species of frog native to North America has been found in the wild in Spain for the first time, leading to concern among biologists. The American Bullfrog (), so-named because of its very loud noise...

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