List of earthquakes in Spain

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This is a list of notable earthquakes that had epicentres in Spain, or significantly affected the country.


Earthquakes[edit]

Date Mag. MMI Deaths Injuries Place Notes
880 BC 5.7(*) VIII Córdoba, Andalusia [citation needed]
881 X–XI Gulf of Cadiz, Andalusia [1]
3 July 944 VII Córdoba, Andalusia [citation needed]
957 Córdoba, Andalusia [citation needed]
971 Córdoba, Andalusia [citation needed]
20 May 974 Córdoba, Andalusia [citation needed]
9 November 974 Córdoba, Andalusia [citation needed]
1009 Lisboa, Portugal and the south of Spain [citation needed]
1013–1014 East coast of Andalusia [citation needed]
15 March 1024 VIII-IX South of Spain [1]
1048 VIII Orihuela, Valencia [2]
1169 VIII–IX Andújar, Andalusia [2]
24 August 1356 VIII Cape St Vincent, Portugal Damage in Seville[2]
2 March 1373 VIII–IX Ribagorza, Aragon [2]
18 December 1396 6.5(*) VIII–IX Tavernes de la Valldigna, Valencia [2]
15 May 1427 VIII–IX Olot, Catalonia [2]
2 February 1428 IX-X 800 Queralbs, Girona [2]
24 April 1431 6.7(*) VIII-IX Southern Granada [2]
26 January 1494 VIII Southern Málaga [2]
5 April 1504 6.8(*) VIII-IX 32 Carmona, Sevilla [2]
9 November 1518 VIII-IX 165 Vera, Almería [2]
22 September 1522 6.5(*) VIII-IX 1,000 Alboran Sea [2]
30 September 1531 VIII-IX 400 Baza, Granada [2]
19 June 1644 VIII 22 Muro de Alcoy, Alicante [2]
31 December 1658 VIII Almería [2]
9 October 1680 6.8(*) VIII-IX 70 Alhaurín el Grande, Granada [2]
23 March 1748 6.2(*) IX 38 Estubeny, Valencia [2]
1 November 1755 8.5 VIII[3] The 1755 Lisbon earthquake caused deaths and widespread damage in southwestern Spain.[2]
13 January 1804 6.7(*) VII-VIII 2 Alboran Sea [2]
25 August 1804 6.4(*) VIII-IX 407 Dalias, Almería [2]
27 October 1806 5.3(*) VIII 13 Pinos Puente, Granada [2]
21 March 1829 6.6(*) IX–X 389 377 Torrevieja

Alicante

Heavy damage and landslides around the epicenter.[2]
25 December 1884 6.2 - 6.5(*) IX 1,200 Ventas de Zafarraya, Granada In the Andalusian earthquake of 25 December 1884, Arenas del Rey was totally destroyed and more than 1,000 people died. [2]
29 March 1954 7.8 V Dúrcal, Andalusia Near the south of Spain. This earthquake caused property damage at Málaga. Felt at Madrid, Granada and Cadiz, Spain; Tangier, Spanish Morocco, and Casablanca, French Morocco. The depth was 640 kilometers.[2]
19 April 1956 5.0 VIII 11 Albolote, Granada [2]
9 May 1989 5.3 III Tenerife, Canary Islands Its epicenter is located 15 kilometers from the coast of Güímar and had a volcanic origin.[4]
11 May 2011 5.1 VIII 9 403 Lorca, Murcia This earthquake caused damage to a clocktower and old buildings. The depth was estimated at ~1 kilometer. A bridge on the A7 road to Andalusia collapsed. The earthquake was also felt in cities as far as Madrid, Cordoba and Valencia.[2]
Note: The inclusion criteria for adding events are based on WikiProject Earthquakes' notability guideline that was developed for stand alone articles. The principles described also apply to lists. In summary, only damaging, injurious, or deadly events should be recorded.

Legend:

  • (*) Estimated magnitude

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Moreno M.E. "Los estudios de sismicidad histórica en Andalucía: Los terremotos históricos de la Provincia de Almería" (PDF) (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018-03-12.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z Instituto Geográfico Nacional. "Terremotos más importantes (En España)" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018-03-12.
  3. ^ Ministerio de Fomento. "Catálogo sísmico de la Península Ibérica (880 a. C.-1900)" (PDF) (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018-03-12.
  4. ^ El terremoto más grande que soportaron las Islas fue en Tenerife en 1989 con 5,3 grados

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