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Minor earthquake, 3.3 mag was detected near Alcoy in Spain

Earthquake location 38.679S, -0.502WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) strikes 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Alcoy in Spain on Tuesday. The temblor was picked up at 04:25:08 / 4:25 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -0.502 West, latitude 38.679 North, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us7000c9lp. Event ids that are associated: us7000c9lp. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/11/20 / 2020-11-03 04:25:08 / November 3, 2020 @ 4:25 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

The epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Alicante (c. 334 800 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Elche (c. 230 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Torrevieja (c. 101 800 pop), 76 km (48 miles) from Orihuela (c. 86 200 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Gandia (c. 80 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Spain (c. 46 506 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Miguel de Salinas, Catarroja, Albal (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 3 km SW of Alcoy, Spain. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -0.502° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.679° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3 km SW of Alcoy, Spain Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-11-03 04:25:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-03 05:49:25 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.5 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 169 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 1.159 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 93 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 us7000c9lp Id of event.
Event Code 7000c9lp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000c9lp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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