TWO earthquakes have been recorded in one day on the Costa del Sol.

According to the National Geographic Institute, the first quake was detected at 7.26am near Malaga city.

It measured 3.2 on the Richter scale with an epicentre 54km below ground.

The second earthquake occurred in Alhaurin el Grande and at a depth of 62km.

EPICENTRES: The two earthquakes which rumbled Costa del Sol yesterday

It measured slightly lower on the Richter scale than the first, clocking a 2.9 magnitude.

It comes after an earthquake measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale rumbled several towns along the coast on September 5.

The epicentre of that quake was located just six kilometres off the coast of Fuengirola at a depth of 60km.

The natural phenomenon was felt in Fuengirola, Torremolinos and Mijas but is not believed to have caused any damage or injury.

It was the fifth earthquake to hit the area within a month and the biggest so far this year.

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