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Minor earthquake, 3.9 mag strikes near El Varadero in Spain

Earthquake location 36.5257S, -3.438WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) was reported 23 kilometers (14 miles) from El Varadero in Spain on Friday. Id of earthquake: us20005csd. Event ids that are associated: us20005csd. The 3.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:05:33 / 1:05 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude -3.438° West, latitude 36.5257° North, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 25/03/16 / 2016-03-25 12:05:33 / March 25, 2016 @ 12:05 pm UTC/GMT.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pinos Puente, Aguadulce, Atarfe (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Granada (c. 234 300 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from El Ejido (c. 84 200 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Roquetas de Mar (c. 82 700 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Vélez-Málaga (c. 74 200 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Motril (c. 60 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Rincón de la Victoria (c. 38 700 pop). Close 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 two, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 23 km SSE of El Varadero, Spain. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -3.438° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.5257° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km SSE of El Varadero, Spain Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-03-25 12:05:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-03-27 22:16:24 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 60 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.3 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 235 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 2.218 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.34 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 210 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb_lg The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20005csd Id of event.
Event Code 20005csd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005csd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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