5.4-magnitude quake rocks central Spain
A 5.4-magnitude earthquake jolted Madrid and central Spain on Monday, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.
The quake struck at 5:16 pm (1616 GMT) with its epicentre at Ossa de Montiel near Albacete, about 220 kilometres (135 miles ) southeast of Madrid, Spain's National Geographic Institute said.
Its depth was given as 14 kilometres (8 miles).
Firefighters in Albacete received several calls for information but not to intervene, a local firefighter service spokesman said.
The last deadly earthquake in Spain occurred on May 11, 2011 when a 5.1-magnitude quake killed nine people and wounded at least 100 in the southeastern city of Lorca.
That quake, which struck at a depth of 10 kilometres, damaged some 20,000 buildings including many from the 16th and 17th centuries.
It was the deadliest earthquake in Spain since April 19, 1956, when a tremor wrecked buildings and left 11 people dead in Albolote, a town in the southern Spanish province of Granada.
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