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Light mag. 4.1 earthquake - Alboran Sea, 3 km south of Malaga, Andalusia, Spain, on Monday, Sep 26, 2022 at 3:48 am (GMT +2) -

Light mag. 4.1 earthquake - Alboran Sea, 3 km south of Malaga, Andalusia, Spain, on Monday, Sep 26, 2022 at 3:48 am (GMT +2) Light mag. 4.1 earthquake - Alboran Sea, 3 km south of Malaga, Andalusia, Spain, on Monday, Sep 26, 2022 at 3:48 am (GMT +2)

Light magnitude 4.1 earthquake at 69 km depth

26 Sep 01:51 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 3 minutes.
26 Sep 01:53: Now using data updates from IGN
26 Sep 02:20: Magnitude recalculated from 3.5 to 4.1. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 66.0 to 69.0 km (from 41 to 43 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.4 km (0.9 mi) towards WNW.

Earthquake details

Date & timeSep 26, 2022 01:48:27 UTC -
Local time at epicenterMonday, Sep 26, 2022 at 3:48 am (GMT +2)
Depth69.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude36.6939°N / 4.4294°W (Alboran Sea, Spain)
Antipode36.694°S / 175.571°E
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt9 reports
Primary data sourceIGN (Instituto Geográfico Nacional)
Nearest volcanoCalatrava (245 km / 152 mi)
Nearby towns and cities3 km (2 mi) SSW of Malaga (pop: 568,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
10 km (6 mi) NE of Torremolinos (pop: 65,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
12 km (8 mi) ENE of Alhaurin de la Torre (Malaga) (pop: 35,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
14 km (9 mi) W of Rincon de la Victoria (pop: 38,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
17 km (10 mi) NE of Benalmadena (pop: 58,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
22 km (13 mi) ENE of Mijas (pop: 73,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
24 km (15 mi) NE of Fuengirola (pop: 71,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
419 km (260 mi) S of Madrid (pop: 3,255,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 19.6°C (67 F), humidity: 64%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from NNW
Estimated seismic energy released8.9 x 1010 joules (24.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 21.3 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.
4.169 kmSpain: SW MIGN
4.168 kmSpain: Strait of GibraltarRaspberryShake
4.168 kmSpain: S MEMSC
3.454 kmSpain: W Malaga (ESP)IPMA


Seismic station: San Pablo, Spain (PAB/IU network) | Distance from quake: 317 km / 197 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station San Pablo, 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 (13)

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San Pedro de Alcantara, Málaga, Andalucía (55.4 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s : Pequeña vibracion | One user found this interesting.  
Málaga / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s : Sentido muy débil durmiendo y solo se cayó el pájaro | One user found this interesting.  
Fuengirola, Malaga, Andalusia (24.6 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Fuengirola, Malaga, Andalusia (24.8 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s : 3:52h  
Rincon de la Victoria, Málaga, Andalusien (14.9 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Fuengirola, Malaga, Andalusia (24.3 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Mijas (22.2 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Fuengirola / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Acostado / not felt
Málaga / not felt (reported through our app)
Bir el djir Oran / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / very short : I felt a Quick shake  
Malaga / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Fuengirola / Very weak shaking (MMI II)

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