Archive for the ‘Geology’ Category


Sunday, May 7th, 2017

Deadly earthquake hits Lorca, Murcia

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Tenerife tsunami

Thursday, April 21st, 2011
The northwest coast of Tenerife was destroyed by at least two massive tsunamis makes between 150,000 and 180,000 years ago. The waves towered 50 metres high and swept some 800 metres inland in an area of several square kilometers. There is no comparable risk of Tsunamis today on the island. El Mundo

Satellite image of the Strait of Gibraltar

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

Spain geography game

Thursday, March 25th, 2010
This map game for learning the moutain ranges and basic geographical units of Spain is good fun. Only takes a couple of minuntes. More Spain map games here, including this fiendish river quiz.

Earthquake in Andalucia and Extremadura

Thursday, December 17th, 2009
An earthquake of 6.3 on the Rictar scale with its epicentre 100km off Cabo de San Vicente, Portugal hit Andalucia and Extremadura. Although, there are no reports of injuries, its intensity is a reminder of the small potential of a large quake striking southern Iberia. See also earthquakes in Spain

Mediterranean flood mystery solved

Thursday, December 10th, 2009
A new study published in Nature has revealed details of the catastrophic flood that refilled the Mediterranean Sea more than five million years ago. The flood occurred when Atlantic waters cut through into the Mediterranean basin which had dried up when Africa crashed into Iberia, drying out the trapped Mediterranean. The researchers say that a 200km channel across the Gibraltar strait was carved out by the floodwaters. It may have may involved peak rates of sea level rise in the Mediterranean of over 10 metres a day and may have taken just two years to fill up. Imagine the immense power of the waterfall at Gibraltar. BBC See also: The biggest waterfall in geological history (with video)


Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Geological sites in Spain to be protected

Friday, February 27th, 2009

The biggest waterfall in geological history

Friday, December 21st, 2007