Seven people were killed Wednesday when an earthquake struck southeastern Spain, the central government’s chief representative in the region told National Spanish Radio.
The 5.3-magnitude quake occurred at 4:47 p.m. (10:47 a.m. ET) and was centered about 50 kilometers (31 miles) southwest of Murcia, near the Mediterranean coast, the U.S. Geological Survey said. That is about 350 kilometers (218 miles) south-southeast of Madrid.
The strange part? Raffaele Bendani, a seismologist who forecast in 1915 that a “big one” would hit Rome on Wednesday. Rome is around 770 miles away from the epicenter in Spain. A coincidence? You decide