21 Nov, 2022 @ 08:45
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Did you feel it? 4.1 magnitude earthquake rumbles Spain’s Malaga

Credit: National Geographic Institute (IGN)

A MAGNITUDE 4.1 earthquake has been widely felt on the Costa del Sol.

Two earthquakes with epicentre in the Alboran Sea shook the province of Malaga in the early hours of Saturday morning.

According to information provided by the National Geographic Institute (IGN), the first earthquake was recorded at just after midnight, at 12:32am.

The quake was initially estimated to have a magnitude of 3.8, however, minutes later, in a revised calculation, it was raised to 4.1.

This tremor was located at a depth of five kilometres in the westernmost portion of the Mediterranean Sea, lying between the Iberian Peninsula and the north of Africa.

The quake was felt in Melilla and in various parts of the Malaga coast, including: Malaga city, Velez-Malaga and in Torrox. In this last municipality, a call was made to the 112 Andalucia emergency line.

Shortly after the first earthquake, at 1:08am, a second quake, with a magnitude 3.4 and four kilometres deep in the Alboran Sea, was registered.

This second earthquake was only felt in the autonomous city of Melilla.


Cristina Hodgson

Half English, half Spanish animal person. Cristina loves writing about all things fitness, travel and culture, she is also a script writer and novelist. When she's not typing away, you can find her enjoying outdoor sports somewhere off the beaten track in Andalucia. If you have a story get in touch! [email protected]

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