Minor earthquake near Torrevieja, Spain - June 27, 2020

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A minor quake has woken up the border region of the spanish regions Murcia and Valencia on early Saturday morning. The quake of Magnitude 3.1 was centered near Torrevieja. Due to the shallow depth of 3 km it was felt rather intense in areas near the epicenter. However, no damage is expected.

Torrevieja belongs to the seismically most active areas of the Iberian Peninsula


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- Un terremoto menor ha despertado a la región fronteriza de las regiones españolas de Murcia y Valencia el sábado por la mañana. El terremoto de Magnitud 3.1 se localizó cerca de Torrevieja. Debido a la poca profundidad hipcentral de 3 km, se sintió de forma moderada en áreas cercanas al epicentro. Sin embargo, no se esperan daños. Torrevieja pertenece a las zonas sísmicamente más activas de la península ibérica.

Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 3.1

Local Time (conversion only below land) : Unknown

GMT/UTC Time : 2020-06-27 03:51:15

Depth (Hypocenter) : 8 km

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Spain Jun 27 03:51 3.1 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Algorfa - First shaking for 5 seconds. After 1 min a light shaking for 3 seconds
  • Orihuela - Woke me up from a deep sleep. Didn't know what was happening. Shaking for a few seconds, hard to tell as was asleep when it began
  • Torrevieja - I felt it twice..the first timefor ca5seconds,the second time some minutes later more or less the same..like the ground was shaking underneath the house
  • Alameda del Mar - Woken up by rumbling and all the windows and doors shaking early hours of today. Went on for quite a few seconds. The birds in the garden started making a lot of noise.No damage.
  • Formentera del Segura - awoke to windows rattling and a very scared cat!
  • Torrevieja - About 5:57 a.m. today Saturday. On bed, woke up, horrified when the house shaked intensively for a few seconds.
  • Torrevieja - I was woken just before 6.00am by the fumbling noise, it was quite loud and aboit a minute later, there was another shake, but not as strong. No damage.
  • 03170 - Moderate shaking
  • Torreveja - Woken early hours, rumbling and all doors and windows shaking for a few seconds. Then another. Birds making a lot of noise.
  • Torrevieja - 3/5 seconds at 5h51/5h52 AM Like a big truck passing by the door No damage
  • Algorfa - Rumble woke us early this morning and scared the dog
  • Rojales - 3seconds twice 2/3 minutes apart
  • Orihuela Costa - Couple of seconds of a small tremor. No damage
  • Rojales - Ik werd wakker rond 6:00 van gerommel en ik schudde wat in mijn bed. Een aantal honden in de straat sloegen aan. Het duurde niet meer dan 10 seconde. Vlak erna nog wat zwakker. Geen schade ontdekt.
  • Vista Bella Golf, Entre Naranjos - I was woken at 05:50 on 27th June 2020. A 2nd one happened a little while later, not so strong.
  • Orihuela Costa - Woken at 05.55 27June2020. Felt and heard umbling for 3 seconds. No damage noticed yet.
  • La Zenia - Only lasted a few seconds usual symptoms. Slow rumbling then shaking.
  • La Finca Algorfa - Woke me up all it bit blurry but felt light shaking and heard a rumble which lasted a few seconds

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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