By Euro Weekly News Media • 23 February 2016 • 11:37
The epicentre of February 22’s quake.
Since the 5.1 magnitude earthquake in the early hours of February 22, the National Geographic Institute has recorded more than 60 aftershocks in Malaga.
So far, the highest intensity of the recurring tremors registered 4.6.
The epicentre of the initial quake, which lasted for a few seconds, was closer to the Moroccan side of the Alboran Sea but reports suggest it was felt in Malaga Province and also in Almeria and Granada.
On January 25 a 6.3 magnitude earthquake with its epicentre in the Alboran Sea caused at least 26 minor injuries in Melilla and was felt across Andalucia and along the Moroccan coastline.
The most recent 5.1 quake has caused no damage or injury.
Experts believe that both earthquakes would have caused considerably more damage if they had happened below land, and not below the sea floor.
Share this story
Subscribe to our Euro Weekly News alerts to get the latest stories into your inbox!
By signing up, you will create a Euro Weekly News account if you don't already have one. Review our
Share your story with us by emailing email@example.com, by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page www.facebook.com/EuroWeeklyNews
Download our media pack in either English or Spanish.