Spain earthquake list (including Canary Islands)

Last update: April 26, 2012 at 4:21 pm by By

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The list below shows the last earthquakes in Spain

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Label info : M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC – Spain time = UTC +1 – Canary Islands time = UTC time
SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Spain Mar 03 00:42 2.8 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Spain Feb 28 19:05 2.4 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Spain Feb 25 00:58 2.9 11 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Spain Feb 25 00:29 2.5 5 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Spain Feb 23 23:02 2.7 11 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Spain Feb 23 21:01 2.6 20 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Spain Feb 23 20:14 2.5 20 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Spain Feb 23 17:46 2.5 19 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Spain Feb 23 17:15 2.5 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Spain Feb 23 16:27 2.5 19 MAP I Felt It
  • Madrid - Ha temblado la mesa, el ordenador, el agua.
  • Tomelloso - sentido en planta baja se oye ruido y se mueven lamparas y se siente mover el suelo
  • Puertollano - La cama se zarandeo como si alguien la moviera y la lampara y persiana oscilaban bruscamente. La claraboya del techo crujió como si cayese granizo.
  • EMSC Spain Feb 23 16:16 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Segovia - Was in class and everything shook! Not strong enough to make us hide under our desks but still pretty shaky!
  • Madrid - Shaking, noise of building (old, from 1920s), several seconds.
  • Cobena - no damage to house or contents
  • Madrid - There was a bang and suddenly everything shook. It stopped after a few seconds.
  • Madrid - Light shaking in office. Everyone around felt it and began asking each other what it was.
  • Segovia - the whole room sort of shifted, all the people sitting felt it but no the one person standing.
  • Moratalla,30440 Murcia - light shaking for 3-5 seconds, no damage noticed, in the campo,( countryside) 3km outside the town
  • Madrid - hoy 23/02/2015 hace unos minutos senti un temblor débil que duro unos segundos
  • alcala de Henares - I was on a 5th floor, felt the building move and things shake inside.
  • Llauri - In appartment everything shaker for a couple of seconds
  • Madrid - I am working in an office at the 9 floor. Felt little jumps on the office chair and heard a low frequency noise (quite strange one)
  • Murcia Capital - My wife felt the armchair move in the living room. I felt a slight vibration of the chair in the kitchen. We live on the 8th (top) floor. No damage.
  • Llauri - In appartment second floor everything shake at 17.16 hour
  • Alicante City - I was sitting in front of my computer and my chair moved up and down.
  • MADRID - Keine Schaden, aber Stuhl hat fest gewackelt und meine zwei Katzen sind losgerannt und haben sich versteckt.
  • Avila (capital) - Table shook while teaching a student. We both felt it.
  • Madrid - Everything was shaking for several seconds but nothing got damaged.
  • Valdepenas - First of all I heard a sound like heavy traffic produces or like an explosion. Then, the building started to shake; some of my decorative figures fell down. Finally it finished after a few seconds.
  • Madrid - Everything was shaking but no damage on anything. People are outside, living their lifes like nothing happened.
  • Madrid - Everyone in the office (4th floor) felt the building shaking. it was only 4 or 5 seconds
  • Madrid - all tables and doors were shaking
  • Garrucha - Door rapped against the wall, felt swaying in the building, 5th floor apartment.
  • Teruel - Very mild shake.
  • Madrid - building shook for about 5 seconds
  • Madrid - Possible 'thump' and noticeable shaking, chandeliers swayed enough to 'clink' I thought a truck had backed into the building. No damage.
  • Madrid - On Floor 7 of hotel. Swaying feeling with all loose things rattling. Came in what felt like a couple of waves. Most intense I've ever personally experienced. Spent the next 30mins outside. No obvious damage.
  • Alicante - Felt the whole building shaking, water in my glass was moving
  • Pego - Felt like a tremor around 16:20 on feb 23rd 2015. No sogn of damage
  • Madrid - Un fuerte temblor que movió durante largos segundos la mesa donde trabajo que es antigua, de madera maciza muy grande y pesada. El ordenador también se agitaba. Había un ruido profundo, fue todo muy raro. ¡Ha sido algo realmente raro! Estoy en el tercer piso de un edificio antiguo que en altura sería una cuarta o quinta planta. Nunca he sentido algo así en Madrid y he vivido temblores antes, pero no como esto.
  • Calasparra - Felt a loud bang like a plane going through sound barrier and the house shook, no damage.
  • Rojales - No damage just felt like wobbling on jelly?
  • Madrid - Building shook and shook.
  • Alicante - Slight shaking in two shortly (seconds) separated periods.
  • San-Joan 'd Alicant - Zat televisie te kijken en het appartement op de 8ste etage begon te schudden 2/3 seconden geen schade voor zover ik weet.
  • USGS Ossa De Montiel, Spain Feb 23 16:16 5.0 12 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Spain Feb 23 16:16 4.6 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Spain Feb 19 11:18 2.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Canary Islands, Spain Region Feb 17 03:28 2.5 11 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Spain Feb 16 19:45 2.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Spain Feb 16 17:29 2.2 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Spain Feb 14 20:20 2.7 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Spain Feb 14 06:15 2.6 22 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Spain Feb 13 15:47 2.1 15 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Spain Feb 13 09:15 2.1 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Spain Feb 13 09:10 2.4 4 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Spain Feb 10 05:44 2.6 14 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Spain Feb 10 03:42 2.7 11 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Spain Feb 07 18:32 2.0 17 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Spain Feb 07 16:41 2.1 20 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Spain Jan 27 12:33 2.4 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Canary Islands, Spain Region Jan 24 07:54 2.6 13 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Spain Jan 20 08:55 2.0 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Spain Jan 19 15:14 2.6 21 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Canary Islands, Spain Region Jan 18 15:40 2.5 29 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Spain Jan 15 09:12 2.9 8 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Canary Islands, Spain Region Jan 12 22:19 2.6 39 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Canary Islands, Spain Region Jan 12 22:18 2.7 36 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Canary Islands, Spain Region Jan 12 22:16 2.8 40 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Canary Islands, Spain Region Jan 12 22:15 2.7 42 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Canary Islands, Spain Region Jan 12 22:13 2.9 41 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Canary Islands, Spain Region Jan 12 22:06 2.7 34 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Spain Jan 11 06:12 3.2 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Rojales, Spain - 07.12uur het voelde of er een zware vrachtwagen door de straat voorbij reed.....een rollend geluid. Weet nog niet of er schade door ontstaan is....zien we straks als het licht is....
  • Rojales, Spain - O7.12uur 11-01-2015 kleine aardbeving....alsof er een zware vrachtwagen door de straat reed.
  • Alicante, Spain - Not been awake long, happened 07.15am
  • Torrevieja, Spain - Sudden rumbling noise and shaking for few seconds.
  • Alicante, Spain - Mild shaking loud rumble for few a seconds
  • rojales - 10mins ago loads of shaking for a few seconds. Rang my friend in Quesada and he was awake and felt it.
  • Rojales - Loud noise and slight shaking no damage
  • Torrevieja - Woke up to the house shaking, bed bouncing, was over in seconds
  • Ciudad Quesada - Epicentre appears to have been few hundred metres away.light shaking felt for a few seconds
  • San Miguel De Salinas - Got awakened by the shaking and rumbling at 07.13. Lasted a few seconds. Haven't had time to check for damage yet.
  • San Miguel de salinas - Pas d'experience
  • Torrevieja - At 07:13 am. Much stronger than passing traffic. Lasted about 10 seconds. No damage or objects on thr floor.
  • Кабо роиг - Без ущерба
  • Hurchillo - Hurchillo, loud rumbling noise, sounded like a truck going down the street at about 7.15 am.
  • Torrevieja - APPROX 7.10 a.m. Sunday, 11th January 2015. Bed shook, heart raced. Noise and shaking lasted 2 or 3 seconds. No damage as far as I can tell.
  • Los Montesinos - Awoken by light shaking at 7.15 approx lasted for about ten seconds ...long enough !
  • torrevieja - Duration 2 -3 seconds. Thunder type rumble. No problems.
  • Orihuela costa - Fortes vibrations du sol accompagnées d'un fort bruit de roulement durant 3-4 secondes. Impressionnant mais aucun dommage.
  • SanPedro del Pinatar - Woke up by rumbling and vibration at about 07.16 on sunday 11 January. Lasted less than 10 seconds.No damage, no ornaments moved or pictures falling off wall. Wife thaught it was me snoring!
  • torrevieja - It was at about5am 11/1/2015 it sort of rumbled in from a distance but it woke me up
  • urb. el raso - Very strong with some light vibrating afterwards, quite noisy at the time as well.
  • Orihuela Costa - Um 7.13 heute 11.1.15 würde ich geweckt vom leichten Erdbeben.
  • Formentera del Segura - Nous avons juste ressenti un petit tremblement accompagné d'en bruit sourd durant à peine 2 à 3 secondes.
  • Alicante - It lasted longer than the other earthquakes we have felt here, probably 6 seconds. I could hear rumbling. I was sitting on the sofa in silence. It made me shake as well.
  • Torrevieja - Alles rammelde, beefde
  • Dolores Alicante - Loud rumble at 7 .12 moderate vibrations hopefully no damage
  • San Miguel de Salinas - This tremor troubled our five cats - not known them to react to a tremor before. Shook house and everything in it. Not noticed any damage so far.
  • Rojales - Rumbling noise
  • La Marina - Just a rumble
  • торревьеха - сегодня в 7-15 был толчок,кровать задвигалась.Это было несколько секунд
  • La Marina - Loud rumble and a wake-up call. No damage. Epicentre further away than I thought.
  • Pinar de Campoverde - Sitting reading in bed. Bed rattled and creaked. Felt really scared.
  • Urb: la. Marina - 7-15am. Rumbling sound and villa wobbled!
  • Torrevieja - Rumbling noise, slight tremble, like a truck passing.
  • torrevieja - Loud rumbling and house shook. Both dogs were frightened and barking.
  • torrevieja - 7 am 2seconden licht trillen, schuden. Geen schade. Tegen over op strat de buuren praten om kleine schurtjes in de muren
  • Orihuela Costa - No apparent damage. House shaking violently and windows rattling. A very loud bang and rumbling heard
  • Redovan - Bed shook a bit,low rumbling
  • Villamartin - House shook, loud noise
  • Catral - 7:22h ... Ruido vibrante seguido de un temblor de vivienda de unos 5 a 6 seg.
  • pilar de la horadada - At 7 10 am like a convoy of trucks going down the hill. Pictures shook, After similar experience also on a Sunday morning this was clearly an earthquake
  • Orihuela costa - We werden wakker geschud door deze aardbeving om 7:12. Het schudden duurde ongeveer 10 sec. Dit was de heftigste beving die wij hier ooit gevoeld hebben. Geen schade zichtbaar hier.
  • Campoamor - 7:13 we woke up by a strong shaking earthquake. A rumbling sound like there was a big truck driving through the street. No damage here.
  • Quesada - Woke up to a loud rumbling, house seemed to shake a little. Quite scary. No damage that I can see.
  • El Galan/ San Miguel de Salinas - Doors rattling and woke me up last about 5 seconds. Somethings fell over in the house
  • torre de la horadada - Was awoken at 7.12am with loud roaring noise andhouse shaking, windows rattled in frames. Lasted about 5 seconds
  • pilar - light shaking of bed about 7.30 this morning
  • Campoverde - Coat hangers in the wardrobe rattled. Sound similar to freight train running under the building. I was shaken, but not stirred.
  • Orihuela Costa - Very scary as if a plane was passing over the house ( without the plane's noise)It happened around 07h30 and last no more than 5 or 10 seconds.
  • san miguel de salinas - 07.05 am woken by rumbling and shaking, slight cracks in lounge wall. Nothing major.
  • los montesinos - no damage, just woke up and the house was shuddering
  • torre de la horadada - at 07.15 there was a earth rumbling and the windows rattled.
  • La hoya - Duurde maar een paar seconde. Licht gerommel, ramen trilden. Geen schade
  • Torrevieja - Ik werd gewoon wakker door het geluid en het beven, en dacht dat mijne maat in Rojales uit zijn bed was gedonderd
  • Ciudad Quesada - whole villa shook. window blinds rattled a lot. bottle of water fell off table. plant knocked over. sounded like train going through building. lasted about 5 seconds. lots of dogs barking in the neighbourhood.
  • Benejuzar - Self & Girlfriend awoken @ 07:12. Ground shaking - no bed movement, roof rattled (Old house) no visible damage!
  • Torrevieja - Windows rattled.
  • pilar de la horadada - It was preceded by alumbre then brief shaking
  • Ciudad Quesada - Ciudad Quesada
  • San Fulgencio - Woken up from a deep sleep at 0715 hrs, strong shaking with rumbling, seem'd to last a good few seconds.
  • San Pedro del Pinatar - Bed shaking woke me up around 7.10am and wardrobe doors wereshaking too, scary!
  • Torrevieja - There was no damage, but the bed had moved. I also tend to 'know' a few minutes before a tremor. I'm not sure why, and I also feel very slight tremors when other people don't. I thought you might like to know this for your research.
  • Campoamor - Awoken by shaking and noise lasting approx 10 seconds
  • molina de segura - No damage, woke me up
  • roldan - Shook slightly for about 5 seconds
  • Oriheula Costa - No damage to property - just felt like a train passing
  • quesada rojales - Shaking throughout the house for a few minutes, not too bad !!
  • torrevieja - We have no damage. It happens around 7 a clock in the morning. It was not the first time for us, so we are not verry suprised. But still it stays a rare feeling.
  • Rojales - Loud rumble like a train then a slight tremor, but no damage at 07.12
  • Торревьеха - В 7-15 утра были разбужены очень громким резким грохотом и как будто громовым разрядом в дом. Дом содрогался не долго, не более 5 сек. В данный момент повреждений дома и имущества не обнаружено.
  • Punta Prima - Awoken by bed shaking at approx 07.15.
  • torrevieja - the house shook.7.15 loud rumbling. Scary
  • pinar de campoverde - Awoke around 0715 11/1/15 fairly loud rumble window shutters rattling for around 5 to 10 seconds no visible damage
  • Torreta La Florida de Torrevieja - I woke up by a thunderclap at 7.12 and felt a vibration.
  • Qiudad Quesada - Light shaking but loud noise lasting a few seconds. No damage
  • la zenia - Woke just after 7.08 doors all rattling low rumbling noise heard
  • Orihuela Costa - Awoken from half awake state by truck-like rumble and maybe light vibration at about 7.20am. Thought :- "Earth tremor". Wife heard nothing. At that point we had a bit of an argument about whether it was an earth tremor or not.
  • Pinar de Campoverde - vers 7h10 tremblement de la maison et gros bruit comme plusieurs camions dans la rue. tous éveillé par le tremblement et le bruit mais pas de dégâts
  • Algorfa - Buldering noise also
  • Torrevieja - Lasted about 4-5 seconds, clothes in the wardrobe by me moving on the hangers. Dogs in street started barking. Sounded like a train pasing through a tunnel.
  • San Miguel de Salinas - No damage only to making us very frightened and the animals scared. Worst one we have heard in the 12 years of being here.
  • Guardamar del Segura - ben geschrokken er is geen schade aan het gebouw
  • Villamartin - Very deep rumble came from nowhere,,set the dogs off lasted about 5 to 7 seconds, vibration more than shaking....quite spooky!
  • Guadamar - No damage it was approximately 7.am only felt the bed slightly shake
  • Villamartin - Lautes Geräusch, bin erwacht.
  • Pinar de Campoverde - Whole house was shaking. No sign of damage. Seemed to last about 5-10 seconds.
  • El Pinar de Campoverde - Whole house shook. Lasted for 5-10seconds. No visible damage.
  • Torrevieja - Light tremble with a rumbling noise,my partner & I were awake but my grandson 10yrs slept through it,only lasted maybe 7 seconds!!
  • Algorfa - Just a load noise no shaking.
  • Desaparados - 0712 am, wife and myself awoken by earth tremors lasted approx 10 seconds
  • San Fulgencio - We hoorden een knal en alle honden begonnen met blaffen, wij dachten eerder dat de buurman in de ochtend thuis kwam en lawaai maakte, dit bleek dus een aardbeving te zijn. Enge gedachte!
  • Torre de la Horadada - No damage to property. Loud noise and light tremors similar to a very large and heavy vehicle passing.
  • Los Altos - Further to previous post we were at a beach in the Torrevieja marina (next to salt conveyor) at mid afternoon on the TWO days prior to the tremor. The water looked 5-6 inches lower than normal. After the tremor it returned to normal. Strange ?
  • San Miguel de Salinas - Eine Zwischenwand zwischen Gästezimmer und Schlafzimmer im Einfamilienhaus ist gerissen. Weitere Schäden konnte ich nicht feststellen.
  • Guardamar del Segura - 2 personen werden er wakker van. Veel gerommel en de flat schudde. wij zijn hier op vakantie. was wel beangstigend.
  • Torrevieja - Eerst hoorden we gerommel en toen kort licht schudden.
  • Quesada - réveillés par un grondement et secousses qui ont fait trembler le lit et cliquetis des verres à la cuisine. Durée : environ 5 sec. Pas de dégâts et n'avons pas ressenti de réplique.
  • EMSC Spain Jan 01 22:43 2.6 12 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Canary Islands, Spain Region Dec 23 03:43 2.6 14 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Canary Islands, Spain Region Dec 18 04:43 2.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Spain Dec 09 13:55 2.1 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Spain Dec 03 01:06 2.7 9 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Spain Nov 29 18:43 2.4 11 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Spain Nov 28 03:51 3.0 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Spain Nov 26 23:09 3.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Spain Nov 19 20:02 2.1 3 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Spain Nov 19 14:19 2.4 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Spain Nov 19 13:59 2.3 1 MAP I Felt It

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
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    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
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    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
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    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
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    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
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    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
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    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
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    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
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    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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    1. Al Lund-larsen says:

      Woken by light shaking and rumbling for about 3 seconds

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