Earthquake with an epicentre in the Alboran Sea felt in Malaga

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Earthquake with an epicenter in the Alboran Sea felt in Malaga
Earthquake with an epicenter in the Alboran Sea felt in Malaga. Image - Quake Info

AN earthquake was felt in Malaga with the epicentre in the Alboran Sea early in the afternoon this Saturday, August 28.

An earthquake was felt in Malaga with the epicentre in the Alboran Sea early in the afternoon this Saturday, August 28. The earthquake was 4.9 on the Richter scale.

According to information from the National Geographic Institute (IGN) website, the earthquake happened at 1:20pm.

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So far there have been 11 aftershocks of 3.2 (13:24 hours), 3.1 (13:27), 3.3 (13:30), 2.6 (13:31), 2.5 (13.32), 2.5 (13.39), 3.6 (14:09), 2.6 (14:58), 2.5 (15:07), 2.5 (15:24) and 2.6 (15:44).

According to the data, the earthquake has been registered at 0 kilometres in depth and there has been no evidence or reports of personal or material damage.

The earthquake, however, was felt in several provinces of Andalucia including Torremolinos, Malaga, Nerja, Velez-Malaga, Torrox, Fuengirola and Calahonda.


Many people took to social media to write their accounts of how they felt the earthquake and where.

The last tremor that was felt in Malaga occurred two weeks ago in Granada and was delt in many provinces.


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Laura is from a small seaside town in North Wales and has also lived in Liverpool and Manchester, where she studied English Literature and worked in social media and marketing. Laura moved to the city of Zaragoza last August to teach English, but after missing the coast she decided to move to beautiful Nerja to enjoy the sun and sea. Laura has a passion for animals, films, outdoor activities, writing and the environment.

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