Quake rattles southern Spanish provinces

George Mills
George Mills - [email protected] • 16 Dec, 2013 Updated Mon 16 Dec 2013 11:43 CEST
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An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale could be felt in south-western Spain on Monday morning, but no damage or injuries have been reported.


The earthquake could be felt in Andalusia's Seville and Huelva provinces, Spain's ABC newspaper reported.

Emergency services said they received calls from the city of Seville and Punta Umbría at 8.06am.

The earthquake was also felt in Cadiz and in the south of the region of Extremadura, according to reports.

Spain's National Geography Institute said the earthquake had its epicentre 90km (56 miles) of the Moroccan city of Larache.

The earthquake was 69km below ground, the institute reported. 

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George Mills 2013/12/16 11:43

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