It measured 5.2 on the Richter scale and was also felt in Madridearthquake feb 23

A earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale shook the centre of Spain this afternoon and was even felt more than 200 kilometres away here in the Vega Baja.

The epicentre was the small town of Ossa de Montiel in Albacete, where it was recorded 10 kilometres below the surface at 5:16pm, according to the National Geographic Institute (IGN).

The Red Cross used its Twitter account to report that no damage or injuries had been recorded.

The quake was also felt across the Valencia region, Murcia, Castilla La Mancha and Madrid.

It happened on the same fault line as the two devastating earthquakes which hit Lorca in 2011 killing nine people and injuring 324, but although they measured 5.1 and 4.5 on the Richter scale, they were much more intense as they happened just 2km from the surface.

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