Earthquake under the seabed off Spain’s Costa del Sol

AN EARTHQUAKE of magnitude 4.2 was registered in the popular Spanish holiday destination this afternoon, with the epicentre off the coast of Fuengirola in Malaga.
According to sources from the National Geographic Insitute, the earthquake occurred at 8.47pm, at a depth of 65 kilometres.
Another, of magnitude 3.1, was felt 11 minutes later, 64 kilometres deep. There were no immediate recordings of material or personal damage and no emergency calls had apparently been made directly afterwards.
Just off the coast of Malaga, under the Alboran Sea, there is an active fault which produces numerous tremors throughout the year, many of them barely noticeable. However, it was the source of an earthquake in January 1996 that produced a reading of 6.3.

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Tara Rippin

Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
She loves being part of a community that has a wonderful expat and Spanish mix, and strives to bring the latest and most relevant news to EWN’s loyal and valued readers.

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