18 Jun, 2021 @ 12:00
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Earthquake shakes up an early morning surprise across an inland area of Alicante province in Spain

Earthquake shakes up an early morning surprise across an inland area of Alicante Province in Spain
Aerial view of farmed landscape, Alcoy, Alicante, Spain

AN earthquake reaching 2.9 on the Richter scale briefly shook up an inland area of Alicante province this morning(June 18).

It was the biggest tremor recorded in the region this year.

The National Geographic Institute said the quake was centred south of Alcoy and struck at 1.11 am.

The group had no early information about how far down the tremor struck but described it as ‘shallow’.

Most residents were fast asleep but one person did call the Valencian regional emergency department.

No damage was reported in the area.

Besides Alcoy, other municipalities that felt the tremor included Benifallim, Penaguila, Cocentaina, Benilloba, Ibi and Torre de les Macanes.

Alicante Province has regular quakes which are part of seismic activity across southern Spain.

There have been 25 tremors in the region during 2021, with four of those recorded this month.


Alex Trelinski

Alex worked for 30 years for the BBC as a presenter, producer and manager. He covered a variety of areas specialising in sport, news and politics. After moving to the Costa Blanca over a decade ago, he edited a newspaper for 5 years and worked on local radio.

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