Six small earthquakes recorded in one afternoon in south of Spain

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EARTHQUAKES: The six small earthquakes were clustered around Granada. Photo credit: Shutterstock / IGN

SPAIN’S National Geographic Institute (IGN) has registered six small earthquakes in the Granada area of Andalucia in just one afternoon.

Six low-intensity earthquakes were recorded yesterday afternoon (Monday) between 2.29pm and 10.56pm and ranging between 1.5 and 2.8 on the Richter scale.

The first had its epicentre in the municipality of Otura, the second in the Granada capital at 3.12pm (magnitude 2.8), the third (2.4) in ​​Armilla at 3.48pm, fourth (1.5) in Huétor Vega at 5.06pm, fifth (2.2) in ​​Armilla at 6.41pm and the last (2.4) in Ogíjares at 10.56pm.

The 112 Andalucia emergency control centre reported that there was no material damage, no casualties and that, according to the experts, the release of energy in small earthquakes avoids its concentration into a larger one.

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