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Environment/Nature news & information for Murcia region/province

Earthquakes of 4.1 and 3.3 in Murcia
Environment Sat, Mar 3, 2018

Earthquakes of 4.1 and 3.3 in Murcia

TWO earthquakes severe enough to be felt rocked the Region of Murcia last night (Friday), although no real damage has been reported and nobody is believed to have been injured. The first tremor, at exactly 20.08,...

‘Trapped’ shark on Mazarrón beach released out to sea
Environment Tue, Aug 16, 2016

‘Trapped’ shark on Mazarrón beach released out to sea

EMERGENCY services have released a shark into the sea after it became stuck on Mazarrón’s Bolnuevo beach. They managed to free the creature – a , or ‘blue shark’ – after it was washed ashore and unable to get...

Early-hours earthquake at 3.2 in Murcia 'barely felt'
Environment Tue, Mar 8, 2016

Early-hours earthquake at 3.2 in Murcia 'barely...

A SMALL earthquake woke residents in the Murcia Region at 05.05hrs this morning – but only those who were light sleepers, according to emergency services. The 112 hotline received just three calls when the quake...

Earthquake of 4.3 on the Richter scale in Lorca causes widespread panic
Environment Fri, Apr 5, 2013

Earthquake of 4.3 on the Richter scale in Lorca causes...

AN earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale has terrified residents in Lorca (Murcia) who are still reliving the horrors of a quake reaching 5.6 nearly two years ago. Detected at 04.27hrs yesterday (Thursday), the...

Water drainage to blame for Lorca earthquake, say experts
Environment Mon, Oct 22, 2012

Water drainage to blame for Lorca earthquake, say experts

Scientists investigating the possible causes of Lorca's 2011 earthquake say that the draining of an aquifer in the town might have been responsible for the deadly seismic movements. Pablo González of the University...

Search continues for missing German woman in Lorca
Environment Tue, Oct 2, 2012

Search continues for missing German woman in Lorca

Officers from the Guardia Civil are today continuing their search for a 70-year-old German woman, Gertrud G., who went missing in Henares (Lorca) last Friday after being swept away in her car by a torrent of water....

Lorca earthquake cost 3,000 people their homes
Environment Tue, Oct 11, 2011

Lorca earthquake cost 3,000 people their homes

According to the latest figures revealed by Lorca town council, some 3,000 people lost their homes as a result of the earthquakes in May, 1,164 homes have already been demolished, covering an area equivalent to 17...

Massive blaze near La Manga Golf wipes out everything within 30-kilometre radius
Environment Sun, Aug 21, 2011

Massive blaze near La Manga Golf wipes out everything...

AN area the size of over 350 football pitches has been reduced to ashes after a forest fire broke out in a nature reserve in Cartagena (Murcia). The blaze has hit areas bordering the municipalities of Calblanque, Peña...

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