Grenada Was Hit By A 4.3 Magnitude Earthquake After 42 Earthquakes On Thursday.

2021-01-28   |   by CusiGO

The earth doesn’t give Granada a break. A 4.3-magnitude earthquake struck the city and its surrounding areas late on Thursday, with 42 earthquakes of different intensity in the region that day. From Saturday to Thursday, the National Geographic Institute (ign) detected more than 500 earthquakes in atarfe and Santa Fe areas of the Andalusian metropolitan area, four of which were more than 4.0 magnitude. That’s 19.49, the strongest on Thursday. The epicenter of the earthquake is also in Santa Fe, with a depth of 3 km. So far, 49 earthquakes have been recorded.

Local police in Santa Fe described in detail some small landslides in a building, which they did not pay attention to. However, he warned that it was dangerous to walk in some areas of the city centre, where there were a lot of old buildings.

The earthquake added to the concerns of people who took to the streets early Wednesday morning for fear of the earthquake. The earthquake caused some small-scale damage in the capital, Alhambra, some schools were closed and, most importantly, there was widespread fear.

Continuous earthquakes have pushed some city residents to the coast. Professor Christian mu? NIOS, a mobility expert at the University of Grenada, recently analyzed the movement of vehicles after the earthquake. On Tuesday night, he found a nine fold increase in the number of vehicles heading for the beach. Data from 8 p.m. on Thursday also showed an increase in the number of vehicles leaving the city from the same direction.

Juan Fernando Martinez, a 52 year old bartender, and his wife, Maria Jos é, arrived at the open space beside the Santa Fe football field at 7 p.m. with their 14-year-old daughter. They’ve been here since Tuesday because the child has asthma, and fear and tension make it worse. “If the earthquake doesn’t kill me, I’ll have a heart attack,” juan Fernando said in despair For me, he said, “I’ll drive to Malaga or other places, but it’s impossible to be with my family.” This is the tension that prevails in Santa Fe, where people sleep anywhere, as long as they’re not at home at night.

The convertible had 10 cars at 7 p.m. and about 30 at 9 p.m. and the cars were still running. It seems inevitable that people are waiting for a bigger one, which makes them leave home. Meljo arrived at the scene accompanied by his wife and two older parents. He didn’t want to spend the night at home, and he was angry because the city hall wouldn’t let them on the street. He complained that they didn’t set up a tent, have some coffee or eat. Tirado insists he would rather stay at home, but he admits to suffering from anxiety. He called on psychologists to “convey to us the calm of politicians,” he said.

From January 23 to this Thursday, 13 earthquakes with magnitude 3.0 or above and 4 earthquakes with magnitude 4 or above were recorded. One was 4.4 in the northwest of Santa Fe last Saturday, the other was 3 on the 26th, and the largest was 4.4 – the latter was recalculated by the National Geographic Institute – and the other two were 4.2 in the southwest of Santa Fe. In addition, there were two earthquakes of magnitude 3.6 and 3.4 on Thursday.

Manuel Gil, the mayor of Santa Fe, visited a group of people sleeping in the open space next to the new football field at 9:30 last night. Meljo, one of the people gathered, said they demanded the construction of tents, a civil defense post and the possibility of a fire, “because the night is long and dark.”. “We’re not here because we want to, we’re here because we’re too scared,” he said.

Since December 1, 2020 (it is estimated that the earthquake sequences or swarms that constitute the framework of these earthquakes have been reactivated), so far, there have been 585 earthquakes in the region, of which 15 have magnitudes greater than or equal to 3, The seismicity of 0 and 61 is very common in this area, which is located in the middle of the betika mountains, one of the most seismically active areas on the peninsula, The convergence of the African and Eurasian plates at a rate of 4-5mm per year.

There have been major earthquakes in the history of Granada province. The Granada basin is the most seismically active area in this area. The oldest record occurred in the southern part of Granada in 1431, and the macro earthquake intensity was viii-ix, which caused great damage to Alhambra. The most violent one was at the king’s arena in 1884, which reached IX-X and killed 839 people.