Alicante Coastline Shaken by 3.6 Magnitude Earthquake

According to the Independent Scientific Organisation, an earthquake, magnitude 3.6, struck off the coast of Murcia at 9.33pm last night.

THE epicentre of the earthquake was in Cabo de Palos, Cartagena, in the region of Murcia, which according to the data was at a depth of 10km.

A resident in the town of El Fondó de Les Neus, 5km northwest of the epicentre said: “Just felt the ground shake like a ripple of the ground underfoot which was very noticeable, the concrete slabs under my feet shook and felt like they were rippling under my feet.”

Another witness from Albatera, 9km south from the epicentre, said on social media: “When my wife and I went outside the water in the pool was moving – the pump was not on!”

So far there are no reports of any serious damage to property or injuries to the population in the area. Earthquakes in this part of Spain are not uncommon, only recently, two earthquakes were reported in Valencia.

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