Earthquake strikes in Strait of Gibraltar as cinema and shopping centre in Los Barrios evacuated

No reports of injuries as dozens of panicked residents call emergency services

LAST UPDATED: 1 Sep, 2016 @ 10:58

AN earthquake of 3.5 magnitude struck in the Strait of Gibraltar last night with the tremors felt all over the Campo.

PANIC: Campo residents call emergency services as 3.5 quake hits

Alarmed residents from Gibraltar, La Linea, San Roque and Duquesa reported walls moving and tables shaking when the quake struck around 9pm.

There were no reports of any injuries, but the fire brigade were forced to evacuate the cinema and the Bahia Plaza in Los Barrios.

More than 260 alarmed residents around the Campo de Gibraltar called the emergency services.

“I was in the patio giving my daughters their dinner when I felt the windows and the walls move. It was brief, but very noticeable,” said Los Barrios resident Alicia Macías.

There has been no serious damage to buildings following the quake, which had a depth of 6km.


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