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Mag. 2.2 quake - 23 km west of Huercal Overa, Almeria, Andalusia, Spain, on Tuesday, Nov 28, 2023, at 07:19 am (Madrid time) -

A light magnitude 2.2 earthquake hit 23 km (14 mi) away from Huercal Overa, Andalusia,  Spain, in the morning of Tuesday, Nov 28, 2023 at 7.19 am local time (Europe/Madrid GMT +1). The quake had a very shallow depth of 0 km (0 mi) and was reported felt by some people near the epicenter.

Mag. 2.2 quake - 23 km west of Huercal Overa, Almeria, Andalusia, Spain, on Tuesday, Nov 28, 2023, at 07:19 am (Madrid time) Mag. 2.2 quake - 23 km west of Huercal Overa, Almeria, Andalusia, Spain, on Tuesday, Nov 28, 2023, at 07:19 am (Madrid time)

Weak magnitude 2.2 earthquake at 0 km depth

28 Nov 06:31 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 11 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 28, 2023 06:19:53 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, Nov 28, 2023, at 07:19 am (Europe/Madrid GMT +1)
StatusPreliminary (automatic detection)
Magnitude2.2
Depth0.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude37.3575°N / 2.1978°W Almeria, Andalusia, Spain
Seismic antipode37.3575°S / 177.8022°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking near epicenter
Felt2 reports
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearest volcanoCalatrava (232 km / 144 mi)
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 10.4°C (51 F), humidity: 53%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from WNW
Estimated seismic energy released1.3 x 108 joules (35 kilowatt hours) | about seismic energy
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Nearby places

The closest larger town where the quake might have been felt is Albox, a town with 11,000 inhabitants in Spain, in 5.5 km (3.4 mi) distance northeast of the epicenter. People likely experienced very weak shaking there. Several smaller towns and villages are located closer to the epicenter and might have experienced stronger shaking. In the capital of  Spain, Madrid, 364 km (226 mi) away from the epicenter, the earthquake could not be felt.
The following table shows some of the places that might have been affected (or not) by the shaking.
Distance Place Max. shaking intensity(*) Region Country
1 km (1 mi)
SE of epicenter
Cantoria
(pop: 3,500)
IV: Light
Almeria, Andalusia
5 km (3 mi)
NE of epicenter
Albox
(pop: 11,200)
II: Very weak
Almeria, Andalusia
14 km (9 mi)
E of epicenter
Zurgena
(pop: 2,320)
II: Very weak
Almeria, Andalusia
17 km (11 mi)
W of epicenter
Somontin
(pop: 552)
I: Not felt
Almeria, Andalusia
19 km (12 mi)
S of epicenter
Uleila de Campo
(pop: 953)
I: Not felt
Almeria, Andalusia
20 km (12 mi)
SE of epicenter
Lubrin
(pop: 1,690)
I: Not felt
Almeria, Andalusia
22 km (13 mi)
SW of epicenter
Senes
(pop: 319)
I: Not felt
Almeria, Andalusia
22 km (14 mi)
W of epicenter
La Mojonera
(pop: 7,820)
I: Not felt
Almeria, Andalusia
23 km (14 mi)
E of epicenter
Huercal Overa
(pop: 17,600)
I: Not felt
Almeria, Andalusia
27 km (17 mi)
N of epicenter
Chirivel
(pop: 1,820)
I: Not felt
Almeria, Andalusia
29 km (18 mi)
E of epicenter
Cuevas del Almanzora
(pop: 13,000)
I: Not felt
Almeria, Andalusia
30 km (18 mi)
S of epicenter
Sorbas
(pop: 2,680)
I: Not felt
Almeria, Andalusia
33 km (20 mi)
E of epicenter
Vera
(pop: 14,000)
I: Not felt
Almeria, Andalusia
34 km (21 mi)
N of epicenter
Velez Rubio
(pop: 7,050)
I: Not felt
Almeria, Andalusia
38 km (24 mi)
SW of epicenter
Tabernas
(pop: 3,240)
I: Not felt
Almeria, Andalusia
39 km (24 mi)
SE of epicenter
Mojacar
(pop: 5,150)
I: Not felt
Almeria, Andalusia
39 km (24 mi)
N of epicenter
Maria
(pop: 1,560)
I: Not felt
Almeria, Andalusia
40 km (25 mi)
SW of epicenter
Gérgal
(pop: 1,080)
I: Not felt
Almeria, Andalusia
40 km (25 mi)
E of epicenter
Pulpi
(pop: 7,430)
I: Not felt
Almeria, Andalusia
41 km (26 mi)
NE of epicenter
Puerto Lumbreras
(pop: 13,900)
I: Not felt
Murcia, Murcia
43 km (27 mi)
NE of epicenter
The Morotes
(pop: 27)
I: Not felt
Murcia, Murcia
43 km (27 mi)
S of epicenter
Nijar
(pop: 26,500)
I: Not felt
Almeria, Andalusia
47 km (29 mi)
NW of epicenter
Orce
(pop: 1,340)
I: Not felt
Granada, Andalusia
47 km (29 mi)
W of epicenter
Caniles
(pop: 4,850)
I: Not felt
Granada, Andalusia
48 km (30 mi)
SE of epicenter
Carboneras
(pop: 7,200)
I: Not felt
Almeria, Andalusia
53 km (33 mi)
NW of epicenter
Benamaurel
(pop: 2,290)
I: Not felt
Granada, Andalusia
53 km (33 mi)
SW of epicenter
Benahadux
(pop: 3,130)
I: Not felt
Almeria, Andalusia
55 km (34 mi)
SW of epicenter
Alhama de Almeria
(pop: 3,370)
: Not felt
Almeria, Andalusia
56 km (35 mi)
NW of epicenter
Castillejar
(pop: 1,600)
: Not felt
Granada, Andalusia
56 km (35 mi)
NE of epicenter
Lorca
(pop: 91,900)
: Not felt
Murcia, Murcia
62 km (38 mi)
SW of epicenter
Canjayar
(pop: 1,570)
: Not felt
Almeria, Andalusia
334 km (207 mi)
W of epicenter
Sevilla
(pop: 703,200)
: Not felt
Andalusia
364 km (226 mi)
N of epicenter
Madrid
(pop: 3,255,900)
: Not felt
Madrid
Notes:
(*) Shaking intensity according to the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale (MMI) and estimated using seismic models.

User-reports for this quake (3)

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South of Oria, Spain / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : Felt like a huge truck hitting a hole in the road. I was awake and the bed shook violently for a couple of seconds  
South of Oria, Spain / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : Felt like a huge truck hitting a hole in the road. I was awake and the bed shook violently for a couple of seconds  
La Alfoquia / not felt

What is Intensity and the Mercalli Intensity Scale?


The amount of shaking that occurs on the surface due to an earthquake is called the intensity. It is commonly measured on the so-called Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale (MMI) ranging from 1 (not felt) to 10 (extreme shaking), and given in Roman numerals as I,II,...IX, X, and often displayed with color codes ranging from light blue to dark red.
Earthquake intensity depends mainly on the magnitude and depth of the quake as well as the distance from the epicenter: The further away, the less shaking intensity occurs.
Read more about the MMI scale!

Compare Quake Data

Data for the same earthquake as reported by different agencies

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 Depth Time GMT
2023-11-28
Epicenter Agency
2.2 0 km
0 mi
06:19:53 Spain EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
2.2 0 km
0 mi
06:19:53 NW CANTORIA.AL
0 km (0 mi) epicenter difference with EMSC
IGN (Instituto Geográfico Nacional)

Seismograms

Seismic station: ROA/UCM/GEOFON Station Cartagena, Spain (CART/WM network) | Distance from quake: 109 km / 68 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. Bandpass filter applied: 0.5-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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Earthquake statistics

Average number of earthquakes

Based on data from the past 10 years and our earthquake archive back to 1900, there are about 4,000 quakes on average per year in the area near the epicenter of this quake (within 100 km/61 mi):
  • Mag. 5 or higher: 0.07 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 13.5 years)
  • Mag. 4 or higher: 0.72 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 1.4 years)
  • Mag. 3 or higher: 7.6 quakes per year
  • Mag. 2 or higher: 76 quakes per year
  • Mag. 1 or higher: 376 quakes per year (or 31.3 quakes per month)
The area where this quake occurred has a moderate level of seismic activity. However, It has had at least 4 quakes above magnitude 5 since 1970, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 10 to 15 years.

Number of quakes per year

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