Lorca earthquake - Spain (45 images)

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Created: 25 Jun 2012     
Some 20,000 buildings are believed to have been damaged in what was Spain's worst earthquake for 50 years.

The magnitude 5.2 tremor hit early on Wednesday evening, around two hours after a quake measuring 4.4.
Many homes in the worst-affected areas were built in the 1960s, before laws were passed to ensure buildings in areas with seismic activity were more earthquake resistant.