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Environment/Nature news and information for Spain

Environment Sat, Jun 11, 2016

Two minor earthquakes on Costa Brava

TWO earthquakes have been reported in the province of Girona, inland from the Costa Brava. The first was recorded at 08.09hrs on Friday in Vilamalla, reaching 2.5 on the Richter scale, meaning most of the population did...

Environment Tue, May 17, 2016

Fiesta parade damages Doñana National Park

DAMAGE caused by a fiesta parade through the Doñana National Park has ended up in the hands of the prosecution. The Virgen del Rocío pilgrimage crossed through the nature reserve this week for the first time ever, and...

Environment Tue, Mar 8, 2016

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

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...

Environment Fri, Feb 26, 2016

El Hierro volcano 'erupts' water jets at 39ºC

AN UNDERWATER volcano off the coast of the Canarian island of El Hierro is still belching out water of 39ºC nearly five years after its eruption, according to a group of Spanish and German scientists. A small submarine...

Environment Mon, Feb 22, 2016

Earthquake of up to 5.4 on the Richter scale near Melilla

ANOTHER earthquake off the coast of Melilla reaching at least 5.1 on the Richter scale has been recorded, although as yet the extent of any damage or injuries is not known. The quake struck at 03.46hrs in the Alborán...

Environment Wed, Feb 17, 2016

Coldest night this winter to bring mercury down to -10ºC

LAST night (Tuesday) was officially the coldest night in Spain so far this winter – but the early hours of Thursday morning could be even chillier, says the State meteorological agency AEMET. Temperatures today will...