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Weak mag. 2.2 earthquake - Western Mediterranean, 2 km southwest of Torrevieja, Alicante, Valencia, Spain, on Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 at 2:36 am (GMT +1) -

Weak mag. 2.2 earthquake - Western Mediterranean, 2 km southwest of Torrevieja, Alicante, Valencia, Spain, on Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 at 2:36 am (GMT +1) Weak mag. 2.2 earthquake - Western Mediterranean, 2 km southwest of Torrevieja, Alicante, Valencia, Spain, on Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 at 2:36 am (GMT +1)

Weak magnitude 2.2 earthquake at 3 km depth

4 Dec 01:38 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 3 minutes.
4 Dec 02:00: Now using data updates from EMSC
4 Dec 02:04: Now using data updates from IGN
Update Sat, 4 Dec 2021, 01:41
Seismic-like event, possible earthquake, reported few minutes ago near Torrevieja, Valencia, Spain
We are receiving unverified early reports of ground shaking possibly caused by seismic activity in or near Torrevieja, Valencia, Spain on 4 Dec 2021 (GMT) at approximately 01:35.
There are no details yet on the magnitude or depth of this possible quake. If confirmed, we can expect more accurate data to emerge in the next few minutes. The location, magnitude and time mentioned are indicative, based on our best-fit seismic model. They are temporary until our AllQuakes monitoring service receives more exact scientific data from a national or international seismological agency. Check back here shortly and stay safe.

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Earthquake data

Date & time: Dec 4, 2021 01:36:02 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 at 2:36 am (GMT +1)
Magnitude: 2.2
Depth: 3.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.9626°N / 0.6925°W (Western Mediterranean, Spain)
Antipode: 37.963°S / 179.308°E
Nearby towns and cities:
2 km (1 mi) SSW of Torrevieja (pop: 101,800) --> See nearby quakes!
14 km (9 mi) NE of Pilar de la Horadada (Alicante) (pop: 22,100) --> See nearby quakes!
14 km (9 mi) SSE of Rojales (Alicante) (pop: 20,500) --> See nearby quakes!
15 km (9 mi) SSW of Guardamar del Segura (Alicante) (pop: 16,300) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (10 mi) NNE of San Pedro del Pinatar (Murcia) (pop: 23,700) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) SSE of Almoradi (Alicante) (pop: 19,100) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (13 mi) NE of San Javier (pop: 31,400) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) SE of Callosa de Segura (pop: 17,900) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (24 mi) E of Murcia (pop: 436,900) --> See nearby quakes!
377 km (234 mi) SE of Madrid (pop: 3,255,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 10.4°C (51 F), humidity: 59%, wind: 1 m/s (3 kts) from E
Primary data source: IGN (Instituto Geográfico Nacional)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 108 joules (35 kilowatt hours) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
2.23 kmNear Torrevieja, Valencia, SpainIGN
2.23 kmSpain: SW TORREVIEJA.AEMSC

User reports for this quake (151)

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Torrevieja Av Habaneras (3.2 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : Estaba al lado de la venta en un bajo al lado del mar a unos 20 metros cómo mucho en el interior de la casa , viendo un vídeo cuando por unos segundos dio un temblor cual me hizo mirar por la ventana que tengo pegado por el sofá ( mire hacia atrás , l | One user found this interesting.  
Orihuela Costa / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / very short : I woke to what felt or sounded like a bang and then some heavy rumbling/vibration like truck hit something and then drove off right in front of my house. | One user found this interesting.  
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Torrevieja, Alicante, Valencia (2.1 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / vibration and rolling / 2-5 s : If I had any kids upstairs, I would think they were awake and jumping up and down :) Or maybe the cat I don't have was playing and making noise. Didn't feel anything downstairs in the sofa  
Torrevieja (2.7 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single vertical bump / 2-5 s : Like a big "boom". At first I almost thought a car exploded in the garage under the apartments but then I see reports of earthquake in the area. It lasted approximately 3-4 seconds.  
Torrevieja, Alicante, Valencia (1.4 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s : It woke me up from my sleep, there was sound and it moved my body sidevays, the sound I could hear it for about 2-3 seconds  
In bed (8.8 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Felt and heard a runble for a few seconds | One user found this interesting.  
Torrevieja 03183 / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating : Something woke me up at that exact time on clox nxt 2 bed....got up looked out windows..I'm on ground floor but didn't feel any shaking...couldn't sleep..finally got up 4.45am.  
Torrevieja, 120m from Playa de los Locos / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : vibrating movement of 1 second and glass windows soundded too, A sound as an explotion sound of a half second coming from underground.  
Дома / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / very short : Я почувствовала вибрацию и шум как будто гром погремел несколько секунд  
Los Dolses, Spain / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Felt the room shudder | One user found this interesting.  
Torrevieja (1.2 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : I didn't feel the earthquake but heard the glasses shaking in the kitchen.  
Los Montesinos, Alicante, Valencia (9.7 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Asleep at the time and wasn't woken. I live in Quesada Rojales. My family did feel it.  
Calle Vitoria (4.1 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Los Montesinos, Alicante, Valencia (7.7 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / very short : Just a rumble. Like a large vehicle passing by  
Alicante (46.3 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Dolores (20.1 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Nothing  
Rojales, Alicante, Valencia (13.6 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Torrevieja, Alicante, Valencia (4.7 km N of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Orihuela costa (4.9 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
San Miguel de Salinas, Alicante, Valencia (4.2 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : Loud noise and my house shhok  
Guardamar del Segura, Alicante, Valencia (14.1 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating
Orihuela Costa (4.1 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / vibration and rolling / 1-2 s
Los Altos (4 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s : It woke me up. Light shake.  
Los Montesinos, Alicante, Valencia (6.5 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s
San luis (7 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / very short
Alicante (30.2 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : This felt much larger than a 2:2 magnitude  
Torrevieja (2.8 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : I drink water and feeling tremors  
Torrevieja, Alicante, Valencia (7.1 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / very short
Torrevieja, Alicante, Valencia (7.1 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / very short
Playa Flamenca (3.6 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : The sofa was shaking and I heard the walls cracking  
Torrevieja, Alicante, Valencia (2.8 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : It was more as horisontal orgazm  
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