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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag strikes near Albox in Spain

Earthquake location 37.4306S, -2.1386WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Albox in Spain on Wednesday. Exact location of event, depth 7.84 km, -2.1386° West, 37.4306° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 7.84 km (5 miles). The temblor was picked up at 02:56:23 / 2:56 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000arfq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000arfq. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/09/17 / 2017-09-20 01:56:23 / September 20, 2017 @ 1:56 am UTC/GMT.

Event epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Almería (c. 188 800 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Lorca (c. 91 900 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Mazarrón (c. 35 200 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Águilas (c. 34 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Totana (c. 29 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pozo Alcón, Mazarrón, Almería (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Spain (c. 46 506 000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days 0 and in the last 365 days 0 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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: 4 km NNE of Albox, Spain. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -2.1386° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.4306° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.84 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km NNE of Albox, Spain Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-09-20 01:56:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-20 02:46:16 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 3.4 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 121 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 0.917 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.36 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 175 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000arfq Id of event.
Event Code 2000arfq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000arfq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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