Earth tremor gives Torrevieja a gentle shake

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Flickr, Ricardo Escarpias

A SMALL earth tremor was felt on Sunday (August 30) in Vega Baja, especially in the area of Torrevieja, according to the National Geographic Institute.

The earthquake was registered at 5.21pm, measuring 1.8 points on the Richter scale, with its epicentre in the Torrevieja bay.

Low intensity earth tremors such as this one are rather common in the area. According to experts, they are beneficial as they help release the pressure from the subsoil.

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