Earthquakes have been recorded at 18.47 local time (20.47 MSK). As the website of the U.S. Geological Survey, the magnitude was 5.3. Quake epicenter was located 50 kilometers from the city of Murcia — administrative center of the province on the Mediterranean coast. The earthquake lies at a depth of one kilometer.
Despite the relatively small force of tremors in the town of Lorca Murcia destroyed several buildings. El Pais reports that as a result of two earthquakes magnitude 5.2 and 4.5 killed seven people.