Yet another earthquake hits, this time in Spain

Posted By: The Ski Channel on April 11, 2010 4:31 pm

Is it almost time for the big one? We’ve seen a string of large earthquakes in the last year. Haiti, Japan, Mexico, Southern California…and now Spain.

Early Monday morning in Granada, Spain (Sunday evening on our east coast), a 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck. The epicenter of the quake was 15 miles southeast of the Granada, and about 230 miles south of Madrid.

Major damage has not been reported and is not likely considering the tremor was at a depth of 400 miles. Geophysicist Susan Potter said that “when an earthquake is deeper, the seismic energy is absorbed by the Earth. So there will be less damage expected in the epicenter area”.

We’re wondering if these quakes will continue, and where the Earth will decide to shake next. Hopefully not near a ski resort, causing huge avalanches. We’ve had enough of those this season…