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Light mag. 3.2 earthquake - 7 km southwest of Huercal Overa, Almeria, Andalusia, Spain, on Friday, Jul 29, 2022 at 11:35 pm (GMT +2) -

Light mag. 3.2 earthquake - 7 km southwest of Huercal Overa, Almeria, Andalusia, Spain, on Friday, Jul 29, 2022 at 11:35 pm (GMT +2) Light mag. 3.2 earthquake - 7 km southwest of Huercal Overa, Almeria, Andalusia, Spain, on Friday, Jul 29, 2022 at 11:35 pm (GMT +2)

Light magnitude 3.2 earthquake at 4 km depth

29 Jul 21:37 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 2 minutes.
29 Jul 21:38: Now using data updates from IGN
29 Jul 22:19: Magnitude recalculated from 3.1 to 3.2. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.0 to 4.0 km (from 3.1 to 2.5 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.7 km (1.7 mi) towards WSW.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJul 29, 2022 21:35:19 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, Jul 29, 2022 at 11:35 pm (GMT +2)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude3.2
Depth4.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude37.3389°N / 1.9909°W (Almeria, Andalusia, Spain)
Antipode37.339°S / 178.009°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt92 reports
Primary data sourceIGN (Instituto Geográfico Nacional)
Nearest volcanoCalatrava (246 km / 153 mi)
Nearby towns and cities7 km (4 mi) SW of Huercal Overa (Almería) (pop: 17,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
11 km (7 mi) WNW of Cuevas del Almanzora (Almería) (pop: 13,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
15 km (9 mi) ESE of Albox (Almería) (pop: 11,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
16 km (10 mi) NW of Vera (Almería) (pop: 14,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
37 km (23 mi) WSW of Aguilas (Murcia) (pop: 34,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
45 km (28 mi) SW of Lorca (Murcia) (pop: 91,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
352 km (219 mi) E of Sevilla (Andalucía) (pop: 703,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
373 km (232 mi) SSE of Madrid (pop: 3,255,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 28.7°C (84 F), humidity: 72%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from ESE
Estimated seismic energy released4 x 109 joules (1.11 megawatt hours, equivalent to 0.951 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
3.24 kmSpain: SW HUIGN
3.24 kmSPAINEMSC
3.020 kmSpainRaspberryShake
2.917 kmSpain: SW Lorca (ESP)IPMA

Seismograms

Seismic station: ROA/UCM/GEOFON Station Cartagena, Spain (CART/WM network) | Distance from quake: 92 km / 57 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station ROA/UCM/GEOFON Station Cartagena, Spain: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (94)

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Los Lopez (19 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / very short : The wardrobes were vibrating with some kind of sound and the towel I have found moved and on the floor unless nobody was in the corridor. (reported through our app)  
Vera (17.1 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s : Acostado en la cama, unos 3 segundos de vibración lateral. Se movió televisión y pequeños objetos de estantería.  
Zurgena, Almeria, Andalusia (4.9 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s : Whole house shook.windows rattled, pictures swung. Felt like a vehicle had crashed into our wall. I went outside thinking that's what had happened.  
Palomares (20.2 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s : Both myself and daughter were laid in bed in separate rooms and felt one jolt only like there something had banged into the building  
Los Garcias arboleas (7.2 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Watching telly and felt and sounded like HGVs rumbling by, cats were freaked out 10 mins before it happened  
Vera, Andalusia (14.5 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Estaba hechado en la cama en mi habitación cuando de repente sentí dos temblores en mi casa asuste demasiado si algo sucediera en mi familia  
Playa Puerto Rey, Vera, Almería (21.7 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Estaba en la cama y vibro el colchón sobre el somier. Se oyó la puerta de la terraza vibrar también.  
La Concepción, Huércal-Overa , Almería, España (0.5 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / very short : Estaba tumbada en el sofá, he notado zumbido fuerte y temblor pero ha sido muy rápido, cuando iba a levantarme ha parado  
La Alfoquia Almeria Spain (66.8 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s : It felt like a truck had crashed into the house or sitting in an aircraft when it lands. | One user found this interesting.  
Cuevas del Almanzora, Almeria, Andalusia (10.7 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s : Working on computer. | One user found this interesting.  
Arboleas, Almeria, Spain (8.1 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single vertical bump / 2-5 s : I was in bed. Felt the sudden movement and bang and the windows rattled | One user found this interesting.  
Huercal Overa / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Primero sentimos un golpe fuerte y 1 segundo despues se movio el suelo, levemente pero lo sentimos tanto en planta baja como en los dormitorios que estan en la planta de arriba.  
Los Higurales, Arboleas / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Heard a rumbling sound similar to a heavy lorry going past. Slight movement of built-in wardrobe doors. (reported through our app)  
Alfaix / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Heard a low rumbling and felt a mild tremor. My three dogs likely felt it too as they started barking during the shaking.  
Val Del Este / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : The ground moved and the patio doors shook. | One user found this interesting.  
LOS GALLARDOS (17.2 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s
Huercal overa (7.9 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Very briefly  
Turre, Almeria, Andalusia (17 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Cantoria, Almeria, Andalusia (17.4 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Cucador (4.6 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 1-2 s
Watching tv (24.4 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s : Heard a low rumble and a felt a short wobble.  
Lubrin, Alméria, Andalousie (9.8 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Huercal overa (11.6 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Spain , zurgena (4.2 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating : I’m scared My lights are starting to flicker around 00:02 And I’m scared  
Huercal Overa, Almeria, Andalusia (2.1 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
Huercal Overa, Almeria, Andalusia (7.3 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Leve movimiento  
Zurgena spain (4.7 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Trying to sleep and then the house was shaking and vibrating  
La Loma (12.4 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : Sat watching tv  
Vera, Andalusia (14.9 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
Vera almeria españa (15.8 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Vera Almeria soain (16.6 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : In bed watching Netflix & felt the bed & floor shake enough for me to get a fright  
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