4.1 magnitude earthquake shakes Malaga and surrounding areas during early morning hours

4.1 magnitude earthquake shakes Malaga and surrounding areas during early morning hours Credit: ign.es

An earthquake of magnitude 4.1 with epicentre in Malaga was recorded on September, 26.

The earthquake in Malaga was reported by Spain’s National Geographic Institute (IGN).

The organisation claimed that the earthquake was felt in several municipalities in the province without causing any personal or material damage.

According to information published on the IGN website, the earthquake was recorded at 3.48.am with its epicentre in Malaga at a depth of 69 kilometres and was felt with intensity III in Fuengirola, Mijas and Malaga city and with intensity II in Rincon de la Victoria and Casabermeja.

IGN also shared the report on their official Twitter account:

The news follows reports of an earthquake measuring 6.0 magnitude that hit near the region of Kamchatsk Staryy in Russia.

The strong earthquake measuring 6.0 magnitude on the Richter scale was registered in the Bering Sea, off the eastern coast of Russia.

According to Asismet @Asismet_IF, the tremor occurred at 6:23pm local time. Its epicentre was placed 253km east of Ust’-Kamchatsk, at a depth of 10km.

The location of this quake was said to be along the Bering fault, and related to the Bering Kresla plate boundary shear zone.


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Joshua Manning

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