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Earthquakes with magnitudes 4.1; 4.3 and 4 shake the metropolitan area of ​​Granada

Granada / Three almost consecutive earthquakes of magnitude 4.3, 4.2 and 4 and epicenter in municipalities of the metropolitan area of ​​Granada have been felt tonight in the affected areas three days after the 4.4 earthquake that shook, with material damage , Atarfe and Santa Fe.

The first one, 4.3 degrees and its epicenter in Santa Fe, was registered at 10:36 p.m. (local time) and, shortly after, at 10:44 p.m., another 4.2 degree was detected and its epicenter in Cúllar Vega , also in the metropolitan area of ​​Granada, both very shallow -zero kilometers deep-, which has contributed to the earthquake being felt with intensity by the population.

The third, with its epicenter in Santa Fe, was registered at 10:54 p.m. and, like the previous ones, with a depth of zero kilometers, while a fourth earthquake was detected in Santa Fe at 11:09 p.m. magnitude -2.7-.

In Granada capital, where it has been felt, the Local Police have informed EFE that there is no evidence of personal or material damage, although there are scared people who have taken to the streets, while the mayor, Luis Salvador, has asked in your Twitter account beware of building chimneys or any object that could fall into the street.

In Santa Fe, as the Local Police has indicated to EFE, there is only evidence for the moment of the fall of part of the facade of an unoccupied house in the historic center that was in a dilapidated state, which has forced to evict, as a precaution, the tenants of the house opposite.

As in Granada, there are people who have chosen to go out in search of open spaces, while in other municipalities such as Atarfe there is no evidence of personal or material damage.

Granada goes to the pre-emergency phase

According to the Junta de Andalucía, Granada has passed to the pre-emergency phase of the Emergency Plan for Seismic Risk, a level characterized by the instrumental monitoring and study of the phenomenon as well as by information measures for organs, authorities and the population.

It was last Saturday when the largest earthquake occurred, with 4.4 degrees on the Richter scale and epicenter in Santa Fe (Granada), and since then there have been up to about 200 aftershocks, although of less intensity except for this night.

Last Saturday, considered at the moment the largest in this seismic series, reached more than half a thousand minor incidents in Atarfe and Santa Fe, mainly due to the fall of rubble and tiles in homes and streets, and a slight injury.

The Andalusian Institute of Geophysics and Seismic Disaster Prevention of the University of Granada has attributed the earthquakes of recent days to the sinking suffered by the Granada Basin, on whose edge are the faults that cause them, and has included them in a series that started “a long time ago.”

Experts consider these earthquakes “small”, not even moderate, although they recognize that they cause great social alarm as they are very superficial and occur near towns that are densely populated.

For their part, researchers from the Department of Geodynamics of the University of Granada and the Andalusian Institute of Earth Sciences have attributed this Tuesday to the continuous approximation of 4 to 5 millimeters per year between the Eurasian and African plates. (January 26, 2021, EFE / PracticaEspañol)

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Question 1
En el texto se dice que...
A
se desmiente que se hayan registrado de nuevo varios terremotos en Granada, España.
B
se han vuelto a registrar más terremotos en Granada, España.
C
se han registrado varios terremotos en la capital de España.
Question 2
Según el texto...
A
la población sintió los temblores causados por los terremotos.
B
las autoridades afirman que la población apenas sintió temblores.
C
es poco probable que la población haya sentido temblores.
Question 3
En el texto se dice que...
A
ninguno de esos terremotos superó los 5 grados en la escala de Richter.
B
los terremotos se produjeron después de la medianoche.
C
se desmiente que esos terremotos hayan producido algún daño en el mobiliario urbano.
Question 4
En el texto se dice que...
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se desconoce si el epicentro de alguno de esos sismos tuvo lugar en Santa Fe.
B
no es cierto que hubiera gente asustada a causa de los temblores.
C
los expertos apuntan que esos terremotos podrían haberse producido por el hundimiento de una cuenca.
Question 5
Leyendo el texto entendemos que...
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se pidió a la población que tuviera cuidado por si caía algún cascote de los edificios.
B
toda Granada está en alerta máxima a causa de esos sismos.
C
se desconoce si los terremotos pequeños pueden alarmar mucho a la población.
Question 6
Según el vídeo...
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esta es la primera vez que se registra un terremoto en esa región.
B
las personas entrevistadas afirman que apenas sintieron el terremoto.
C
ese sismo fue muy superficial.
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Un sinónimo de "sismo" es...
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terremoto.
B
erupción.
C
huracán.
Question 8
"Achacar" es...
A
desconocer el motivo de algo.
B
evitar un peligro.
C
atribuir algo malo a alguien o a algo.
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"Haya sido" es una forma del...
A
pretérito perfecto compuesto del subjuntivo del verbo ser.
B
imperfecto del subjuntivo del verbo ser.
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pretérito pluscuamperfecto del subjuntivo del verbo ser.
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