Axarquía at earthquake risk, says study

Málaga city and western Costa del Sol are at lower risk

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Officials during the presentation of the earthquake risk map

OVER 20 municipalities in the Axarquía and the north-east of Málaga have been named on a list of those at a greater risk of damage from a high intensity earthquake. Those on the western Costa del Sol and the city of Málaga are less likely to be affected, according to a seismic hazard map released last week by the provincial government.

Compiled with the Spanish Association of Seismic Engineering, the study says the likelihood of a severe earthquake increases with proximity to the Granada fault line.

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