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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The reservoir of earthquakes

The latest figure is of 40 minor earquakes in or around Itoitz reservoir only since October 1st (two weeks) and 105 tremors in September. This unusual seismology has been going on since the controversial reservoir was partly filled already in 2004 (it was allowed to fill completely only in March this year). The authrities have claimed that the seismic crisis is over but the fact is that earquakes continue to happen every single. Since 2004 none has reached magnitude 3 in the Richter scale but 2 plus are not that rare.

Sources: SOS Itoitz (with full local earthquake historial) and Gara (both in Spanish).
See also previous posts on the same issue.

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