On May 11, 2011 there were two earthquakes in SE of Spain. The reports vary about the magnitude, somewhere between 4.1 and 6.3 . Since I live in earthquake country - California, I first didn't pay much attention to the magnitude, since we had worse earthquakes here.
Both photos are from Globotisum under the CC license
But apparently they did here more damage . Reports I read were that nine people died, as result of the second quake. They say its the highest death toll in Spain caused by earth quakes in that area (SE of Spain) in more than 50 years.
Thousands needed to be evacuated. What really caught my attention is that the area affected, Lorca, in the region of Murcia, is only 85 miles from where we once had our honeymoon in Malaga, the birthplace of Picasso. Even though that was a long time ago, that makes one think since I once was there!