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Light mag. 3.4 earthquake - Western Mediterranean, 25 km southeast of Nijar, Almeria, Andalusia, Spain, on Monday, Aug 1, 2022 at 1:30 am (GMT +2) -

Light mag. 3.4 earthquake - Western Mediterranean, 25 km southeast of Nijar, Almeria, Andalusia, Spain, on Monday, Aug 1, 2022 at 1:30 am (GMT +2) Light mag. 3.4 earthquake - Western Mediterranean, 25 km southeast of Nijar, Almeria, Andalusia, Spain, on Monday, Aug 1, 2022 at 1:30 am (GMT +2)

Light magnitude 3.4 earthquake at 3 km depth

31 Jul 23:33 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 3 minutes.
31 Jul 23:33: Now using data updates from EMSC
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1 Aug 01:01: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 0.0 to 3.0 km (from 0 to 1.9 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 0.8 km (0.5 mi) towards NNW.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJul 31, 2022 23:30:37 UTC -
Local time at epicenterMonday, Aug 1, 2022 at 1:30 am (GMT +2)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude3.4
Depth3.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude36.8691°N / 1.9496°W (Western Mediterranean, Spain)
Antipode36.869°S / 178.05°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt445 reports
Primary data sourceIGN (Instituto Geográfico Nacional)
Nearby towns and cities15 km (9 mi) SSW of Carboneras (Almeria) (pop: 7,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
25 km (16 mi) ESE of Nijar (Almeria) (pop: 26,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
31 km (20 mi) SSW of Mojacar (Almería) (pop: 5,150) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
46 km (28 mi) E of Almeria (pop: 188,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
60 km (38 mi) ENE of Roquetas de Mar (pop: 82,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
68 km (42 mi) SSW of Aguilas (Murcia) (pop: 34,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
78 km (48 mi) E of El Ejido (pop: 84,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
423 km (263 mi) SSE of Madrid (pop: 3,255,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 28.1°C (83 F), humidity: 82%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from NE
Estimated seismic energy released7.9 x 109 joules (2.21 megawatt hours, equivalent to 1.9 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
3.43 kmSpain: SW CARBONERAS.ALIGN
3.32 kmSpain: S CARBONERAS.ALEMSC
3.35 kmSpain: Western Mediterranean SeaRaspberryShake
3.015 kmSpain: SE Almeria (ESP)IPMA

Seismograms

Seismic station: ROA/UCM/GEOFON Station Cartagena, Spain (CART/WM network) | Distance from quake: 116 km / 72 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 (460)

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Almeria (32.1 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / vibration and rolling / 1-2 s : Pues estaba en la cama con mi pareja y mi hijo, escuché un crugio (pense que era gente en la calle) y al segundo empieza la cama a moverse y moverse los objetos de la pared durante un par de segundos, fue todo muy rapido pero me acojoné | 3 users found this interesting.  
Almería Huércal de Almería (43.6 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / vibration and rolling / 2-5 s : Estaba a punto de irme a dormir cuando empezé a oír un temblor viniendo desde el norte de Almería, fué en dirección norte a sur y fue como si estuviera al lado de las vías del tren. Los barrotes de mi ventana han vibrado y hecho un montón de ruido, | 2 users found this interesting.  
Retamar, almeria (32.1 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / complex motion difficult to describe / 2-5 s : Se empezó a escuchar como cuando pasa un camion y empezo el suelo a vibrar desde la parte de alante de la casa y fue pasando hasta la parte de atrás de la casa, yo estaba en la parte de abajo de la casa, pero mi hijo que estaba en la planta de arriba tu | One user found this interesting.  
Carboneras / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : La sensación ha sido como si pasase un tren por debajo. Se ha notado la vibración y el sonido de un crujido. Mi madre también lo ha notado, el resto de la familia que estaba durmiendo no se ha enterado. It felt like a train passing underneath. I felt t | One user found this interesting.  
Carboneras / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Bruit comme si quelque-chose tombait sur le toit *dernier étage immeuble) et vibrations. Alarme de voiture allumée dans la rue. | One user found this interesting.  
Los Molinos Del Rio De Aguas (30.8 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 s : Like an exolosion -BANG - followed by 2 to 3 seconds trembling of my house structure - varied intensity and low.  
Las negras, Nijar (6 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : The wall behind me and the window in front of me shook for 2 or 3 seconds and my dog came to bed like a bolt of lightning.  
Villa de Níjar (23.9 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Como un motor ponte té arrancado muy cerca. Vibraba la cama durante 3-4 segundos. Me despertó. Estaba dormido. A las 1:30 h  
Fernán Pérez, Níjar, Almería, Spain (11.2 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : My wife and I were woken by movement of our House and ratteling of Windows. We are both heavy sleepers  
Retamar (33 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Notamos el ruido antes del temblor. Fuerte pero no tanto como cuentan mis familiares en 04116 Fernan Pérez  
HUERCAL DE ALMERIA (43.8 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Estaba dormido y me despertó un ruido y a continuación un temblor muy fuerte movió toda la cama la casa temblando  
En Almería capital. Avenida del Mediterráneo (44.5 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : Pensé que era un camión, pero fue algo diferente, un vecino del noveno del piso de enfrente se asomó a la ventana y miró por si pasaba algo. Luego nada más.  
Pechina (43.9 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 1-2 s : Sentí temblar los cristales de dos farolas de la calle y el suelo vibraba así como las paredes de la casa.  
Carboneras (15.4 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : He percibido vibraciones y rumores, como ha sido muy breve al principio tenía duda de lo que podía ser.  
Nijar Almeria, España (22.1 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Estando durmiendo, despertada por las vibraciones fuertes, el gato pegó un salto en la cama y el perro se puso de pie al lado de la cama. Otro perro fuera ladrando con otros en las afueras.  
Retarmar Almería (32.8 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Estaba viendo la televisión y sentin varios ruidos como de maquinaria pesada o de caer un objeto pesado sobre el techo de mi vivienda. Aproximadamente a las 01:30 hora local.en el área de Retamar Almería.  
Los Gallardos almeria (33.3 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / complex motion difficult to describe / 2-5 s : Je dormais Mouvement et grondement qui venait de loin puis comme un déplacement sur le côté au bout de quelques secondes  
Carboneras (18.8 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : I woke up to a vibration of the floor and the sound of a distant noise. Kind of like a thunderstorm noise but with a stronger vibration.  
Almeria (43.7 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Light shaking. Like a plain would have passed right above the building. Everything moved for 3 seconds  
  • Estaba en la cama, a punto de dormirme. Empezaron a vibrar el suelo y las paredes. No cayó nada al suelo. Fue corto.
Almería (33.2 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Sleeping at home, my wardrobe doors started to shake and vibrate, and I felt like a bomb under the building.  
Níjar (11.3 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : I was sitting in the garden and I heard a rattling noise, and a vibratoon wave came right after and everything vibrated. It was so quick, it lasted for a second or two. I didn't know what it was at first, but then i thought it might be an earthquake.  
Almería (44.2 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Estaba sentada en el sofá y sentí el temblor pero no me fije en la lámpara si se movió o no y mi hermana también lo sintió que estaba a mi lado  
Los Gallardos, Almeria (32.5 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Rumbling noise which increased with vibration, thenwithina few seconds decreased, cupboard in lounge rattled for a second  
Almería la Cañada (40.5 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / vibration and rolling / 1-2 s : Vigilando en un patio de un colegio y sentí como si Tronara y un tambaleo como cuando despega y aterrizan los aviones pero más intensos incluso corri a quitarme debajo de la estructura fueron dos segundos pero no se muy raro como un rugio y el temblor  
Almería, Spain (44.7 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : The quake lasted for some seconds, it made the floor unstable and everything started to shake quite aggressively, but not enough to through stuff to the floor  
Almería (46.7 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Estaba durmiendo | One user found this interesting.  
Campohermoso (18.5 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Estaba tumbada con mi madre y senti un temblor de 1 segundo | One user found this interesting.  
Turre / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s : Secousse pendant 2 à 3 secondes ,inquiétude ne sachant pas se qui se passe.puis ouverture des volets et discution avec des voisins qui l ont eu aussi recenti !  
Rodalquilar / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 15-20 s : Réveil dans la nuit. Mouvements latéraux de déplacement du lit, mouvements nets, plus forts que de simples vibrations. Nous dormons fenêtres ouvertes et les voisins ont été réveillés, des personnes ont parlé.  
Cabo de Gata - El Toyo / Light shaking (MMI IV) : While sleeping. Strong but short movement of the room. I thought it was the wind hitting the windows in the first place, then I realized it was an earthquake  
Mojácar / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake : 3 weak lateral shakes and a strong shake and stopped. Several minutes. Originated in the sea close to Mojácar. Most of my family were sleeping and did not notice it.  
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