RESIDENTS in Mijas continued to sleep soundly yesterday morning despite an earthquake.

According to the National Geographic Institute an earthquake measuring 3.3 on the Richter Scale struck at 08:17 at 36.61º North and 4.63º West, at a depth of 69 kilometres.

But the tremors went unnoticed by most of the population.

Another earthquake of a similar magnitude also hit Murcia two hours earlier.

According to the institute earthquakes are relatively common on the peninsular with 1,200 earthquakes striking each year, of which only about 20 are actually felt by the population.

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