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Spanish Quake Kills Nine May 13, 2011
Quake Map of Spain
At least nine people were killed during a rare and powerful earthquake that struck southeastern spain on Wednesday evening.

Several buildings were toppled during the 5.3 magnitude quake, which was centered about 30 miles southwest of Murcia at a depth of only a few thousand feet.

Frightened residents fled buildings and flooded into squares, parks and open spaces when the temblor struck at 6:47 p.m. local time.

This was Spain’s deadliest quake since 1956, when 12 people died and approximately 70 others were injured in a quake centered in the southern region of Granada.