Earthquake felt on Spain's Costa Del Sol

Earthquake felt on Spain's Costa Del Sol

4.2 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Alboran Sea, Felt in Andalusian Coastal Towns


An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.2 struck early this morning at 2:40 am (Spanish mainland time) south of the Alboran Sea, off the coast of Melilla, according to Spain's National Geographic Institute (IGN). The tremor was felt with varying degrees of intensity in several coastal towns in the Andalusian provinces of Malaga and Granada.

In the province of Malaga, the earthquake was felt in municipalities such as Torrox, Vélez-Málaga, Algarrobo, Torre del Mar, La Cala del Moral, and Torremolinos. In the province of Granada, the tremor was experienced in the towns of Motril and Almuñécar.

The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19 kilometers. Following the initial quake, a dozen aftershocks were recorded by the IGN, with magnitudes ranging from 1.6 to 2.9.

As of now, no damage or injuries have been reported.

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