Wow, what a coincidence (sarcasm) Worst Spain Quake Since 1954 Kills Eight as Europe Debates Nuclear Safety
This was definitely NOT a natural earthquake...
Spain’s biggest earthquake in 57 years damaged a town and killed nine people, hours before European regulators met to set criteria for nuclear-plant safety tests ordered because of Japan’s quake-related atomic disaster.
Temblors measuring 4.4 and 5.2 yesterday injured 293 people, three seriously, the regional government said in a statement on its website. The quakes were centered in Lorca in the Mediterranean coastal region of Murcia and caused a “large amount” of damage to property, the national government said.
Spain’s Cofrentes reactor, about 180 kilometers (112 miles) south of Lorca, was undamaged and operating normally, a spokeswoman at the plant said today. Cofrentes, owned by Iberdrola SA, was given a 10-year license extension one day before the March 11 earthquake and tsunami battered Japan.