More than 300 earthquakes hit Noves de Segre, Spain – Same seismic activity as before deadly M6.5 earthquake that hit the region

A seismic swarm of more than 300 earthquakes is currently rattling Noves De Segre, Lerida, Spain since January 18, 2017.

This is exactly what happened just before the deadly M6.5 earthquake that hit the region in 1428, killing hundreds in Amer, Olot, Camprodón and Puigcerda. Sign of the next regional ‘Big One’?

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An earthquake swarm is currently hitting Spain.

This new swarm of earthquakes has started on February 18, 2017 and is centered very close to Seu de Urgell in southern Andorra.

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The swarm of more than 300 earthquakes is centered near Seu de Urgell in southern Andorra.

The most powerful earthquake has been a M3.6 a couple of days ago and yesterday another 3.0 rattled the region. In overall, more than 300 seismic tremors were recorded.

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Seismometer showing the different earthquakes of the swarm.

The map shows that the earthquakes are primarily following the N-S direction, while at a very local scale, one can also observe a E-O evolution.

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Earthquakes are primarily following the N-S direction, while at a very local scale, one can also observe a E-O evolution. This is identical as when a deadly M6.5 rocked the same spanish region killing hundreds in 1428.

It is to emphasize that in the past that same zone suffered a chain of seismic events that began in March of 1427 and culminated on February 2, 1428 with the mentioned M6.5 earthquake. This ‘Big One’ killed hundreds of people. At this time, the seismicity was also developping over an E-O axis.

We have the exact same conditions today. Get prepared for a large quake to hit the region.

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