By Ron Howells • 30 August 2021 • 7:48
Seven new earthquakes registered off the coast of Malaga. image: IGN
Seven new earthquakes were detected on Sunday in the Alboran Sea, off the coast of Malaga, Spain.
The National Geographic Institute (IGN) reported a new series of seismic movements with an epicentre in the south of the Alboran Sea after more than ten earthquakes were detected the day before, Saturday, August 28.
The first and largest of them registered a magnitude of 4.9 on the Richter scale.
According to data published by IGN, after the initial series of earthquakes were detected on Saturday, the most powerful being 4.9 degrees intensity (according to the revised calculation at 11.20 hours GMT+1), there followed a dozen aftershocks- which were of lesser magnitude.
That same day, several more movements of between 2.5 and 2.8 degrees of intensity were recorded, almost a dozen in fact, up until 7:05 p.m. that night.
The National Geographic Institute also reported seven new earthquakes in the southern area of the Alboran Sea between 2.23 and 14.08 hours (Spanish time), all of them with a magnitude between 2.5 and 2.9 degrees on the Richter scale except for the most powerful one which reached an intensity of 3.2 points, that tremor was detected at 9.30 am.
These seismic movements are added to the series of earthquakes detected in recent months in the southern area of the Alboran Sea, which between April 17 and August 12 registered about 1,500 earthquakes of varying intensity, some of which were felt in Melilla, Almería, Granada or Malaga and are likely to continue throughout the year.
Earthquake with an epicentre in the Alboran Sea felt in Malaga
The earthquakes were felt in several provinces of Andalucia, Spain, including Torremolinos, Malaga, Nerja, Velez-Malaga, Torrox, Fuengirola and Calahonda.
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Ron actually started his working career as an Ophthalmic Technician- things changed when, during a band rehearsal, his amplifier blew up and he couldn’t get it fixed so he took a course at Birmingham University and ended up doing a degree course. He built up a chain of electronics stores and sold them as a franchise over 35 years ago. After five years touring the world Ron decided to move to Spain with his wife and son, a place they had visited over the years, and only bought the villa they live in because it has a guitar-shaped swimming pool!.
Playing the guitar since the age of 7, he can often be seen, (and heard!) at beach bars and clubs along the length of the coast. He has always been interested in the news and constantly thrives to present his articles in an interesting and engaging way.
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