posted on May, 11 2011 @ 01:17 PM
It was only last year (April 11) Spain was hit by a mag 6.3, luckily the south of the country dodged a bullet with this one as the epicenter was 385
miles in depth beneath the plate. Spain like all of Europe is criss-crossed by fault-lines as a result of forcing from the African/European plate,
aswell as the lateral shifting of the Pyrenees which in the past has caused the Volcanic activity to the North of Spain & Southern France regions.
The plate boundary is never too far away from the South of Spain itself either, remember this is what caused the Gibraltan penninsular to open up and
let the inflow of the Atlantic to fill the Mediterranean basin forming the new sea millions of years ago. Just as in a few million years from now the
Mediterannean won't be there and instead replaced with a Alp-like mountain chain, similar to those seen in the Ande's with Plinean/Stratovolcanic