Alboran Sea fault shaking again

IT seems that Alboran Sea has not remained calm since the strong 6.3 earthquake that hit Melilla and the south of Spain at the end of January.

In fact, there have been hundreds of minor aftershocks since that time, although none of them was as tough as the first one, which caused serious material damages, especially in Melilla.

Indeed, Alboran Sea shook again in the early hours of Friday, March 11, with two new earthquakes registered at 10 kilometres in depth. The first one occurred at 5.16am and actually, was not that subtle as it hit 4.8 in the Richter scale. Moreover, a slightly weaker seism —4.1 in Richter scale— occurred exactly in the same spot just three minutes later. 

The shocks were clearly noticed in Melilla and several spots of Malaga province like the city, Rincon de la Victoria and Velez Malaga. The residents rapidly reported to 112 emergency service but, luckily, there were no damages this time.

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