6 Oct, 2020 @ 16:38
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Earthquake of 3.8 magnitude registered on Spain’s Costa del Sol

Earthquake Malaga
Earthquake Malaga

A 3.8 MAGNITUDE earthquake has been registered on the Costa del Sol this afternoon.

The quake was recorded as being 80km deep by the National Geographic Institute (IGN).

The natural phenomenon occurred at 2:17pm, in between Malaga and Fuengirola, according to the experts.

There has been no reports of the quake being felt by the public – probably due to its depth – with the 112 emergency hotline reporting no calls.

It comes after two earthquakes were recorded in one day on the costa on October 1.

According to the National Geographic Institute, the first quake was detected at 7.26am near Malaga city, measuring 3.2 on the Richter scale and with an epicentre 54km below ground.

The second earthquake occurred in Alhaurin el Grande and at a depth of 62km and measuring 2.9 on the Richter scale.

EPICENTRES: The two earthquakes which rumbled Costa del Sol yesterday

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.

Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He has almost a decade of experience and previously worked as a senior reporter for the Mail Online in London.

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