3 Nov, 2020 @ 10:30
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Fifth tremor in two days makes Spain’s Costa Blanca the earthquake hotspot of Europe

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FOLLOWING two earthquakes reported in the Torrevieja area yesterday, another even bigger shock was felt in Alcoi this morning, in the hills above Benidorm.

With a magnitude of 3.3 it surpasses the previous two, that recorded levels of 2.6 and 2.4, respectively.

Alcoy Quake Zoom
EPICENTRE: Alcoi, 40 miles inland from Benidorm

According to earthquake.usgs.gov, tremors were felt in areas north of Alcoi, and south of Benidorm, less than 40 miles away.

Earthquakes of such magnitude record ‘shaking’ as between ‘light’ and ‘moderate’, with the chances of structural being ‘very light’ at worst.

Alcoy Quake Whole

Including smaller tremors of just over 1 in magnitude early on Monday morning, today’s quake is the fifth in the space of two days on the Costa Blanca, without any others elsewhere in Spain.

Indeed, the nearest elsewhere in Europe was a single tremor felt near Neon Karlovasion in Greece.

READ MORE: Twin earthquakes in Spain as Costa Blanca becomes country’s most affected region

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