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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag was detected near Bigastro in Spain

Earthquake location 37.9971S, -0.8882WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Bigastro in Spain. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7.17 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000e422. Unique identifier: us1000e422. Exact location of event, longitude -0.8882 West, latitude 37.9971 North, depth = 7.17 km. The temblor was reported at 18:26:46 / 6:26 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 11/05/18 / 2018-05-11 17:26:46 / May 11, 2018 @ 5:26 pm UTC/GMT.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Spain (c. 46 506 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 21 km (13 miles) from Murcia (c. 436 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Alicante (c. 334 800 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Elche (c. 230 100 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Cartagena (c. 212 000 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Torrevieja (c. 101 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Calasparra, Ibi, Onil (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 7 km S of Bigastro, Spain. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -0.8882° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.9971° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.17 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km S of Bigastro, Spain Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-05-11 17:26:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-05-13 10:49:24 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 60 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 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 122 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 0.419 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 90 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 us1000e422 Id of event.
Event Code 1000e422 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000e422, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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