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Coast of Alicante experiences second earthquake

Coast of Alicante experiences second earthquake
Coast of Alicante experiences second earthquake. image: IGN

The coast of Alicante has registered its second earthquake with a magnitude of 2.2 in less than two days

The Alicante coast registered an earthquake of magnitude 2.2 on the Richter scale on Friday, February 24, as reported by the National Geographic Institute (IGN). The earthquake was registered at 7:26 p.m., with an epicenter located 114 kilometres from the coast of the city of Alicante and four kilometres deep.

The most recent earthquake in the province took place just two days ago- on Wednesday, February 22, shortly before midnight, with a magnitude of 1.8 degrees.

Alicante registers fairly regular earthquakes

The National Geographic Institute (IGN) registered an earthquake measuring 2.2 degrees on the Richter scale at around 3:35 p.m. on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, with an epicenter off the coast of Alicante.

The earthquake occurred two kilometres deep and about 15 km in a straight line from the coast, off the Playa de San Juan area. However, Emergencies of the Generalitat has not indicated any type of incident in this regard.

Beneath the Mediterranean lies vast tectonic plates which are in constant motion. According to scientific data, this coastline was once attached to Africa and there are a series of fault lines right along the Murcia, Almeria and Alicante coastlines.

The south of Alicante is an area of strong tectonic activity and the last tremor of medium intensity occurred on March 24th, 2019 off the coast of Cape Palos (Murcia), where The National Geographic Institute recorded a magnitude of 4.3 on the seismic scale of Richter.

The southeast of the peninsula is the region that remains the area with the highest seismic risk.

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