A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Adra in Spain. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:25:27 / 5:25 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20004w5y. Unique identifier: us20004w5y. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -3.0416° West, 36.5734° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/01/16 / 2016-01-31 16:25:27 / January 31, 2016 @ 4:25 pm.
The epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Granada (c. 234 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Almería (c. 188 800 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from El Ejido (c. 84 200 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Roquetas de Mar (c. 82 700 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Vélez-Málaga (c. 74 200 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Motril (c. 60 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Almuñécar (c. 27 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Iznalloz, Pinos Puente, Alhama de Granada. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Spain (c. 46 506 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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