Earthquake last night

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Earthquake last night

Postby Wicksey » Fri May 15, 2020 10:04 am

Anyone else notice it about 11pm last night? I'd seen that in the past couple of weeks there'd been ones elsewhere in Spain and wondered if we'd get anything here as it seems that the plates are shifting. Just a small jolt but like thump in the back as I sat on the sofa and everything in the cabinet rattled, preceded by a loud rumbling. We've had more dramatic ones in Greece and LA which lasted about 5 seconds so I wouldn't like to experience something that violent in my own home.
https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/05/ ... ls-malaga/

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Re: Earthquake last night

Postby gavilan » Fri May 15, 2020 10:22 am

yes, we felt that earthquake tremor here last night

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Re: Earthquake last night

Postby Free at Last » Fri May 15, 2020 10:48 am

Yes, we felt it at 10.50 pm. It was as though somebody had bumped into my sofa quite hard and it jolted, only for a second though, and we didn't notice any rumbling or things rattling on surfaces. Apparently there were two further tremors later on, although we didn't notice either of them.

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Re: Earthquake last night

Postby Wicksey » Fri May 15, 2020 12:00 pm

Yes that's how it felt for me Free at Last. I didn't notice any more, although I lay awake for quite a while when I went to bed half expecting the 'Big One' to happen ...... although this is not San Francisco, but I'm ever the optimist .... not!!

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Re: Earthquake last night

Postby El Cid » Fri May 15, 2020 12:12 pm

This is exactly where a really serious 6.7 quake happened in 1884 killing 1200 people.

https://www.wikiwand.com/en/1884_Andalusian_earthquake

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Re: Earthquake last night

Postby elusive » Fri May 15, 2020 12:14 pm

Yeah we felt it before 11 floor felt like it was vibrating and windows and shutters were doing the same. Quite a rumble for a few seconds. Got up and looked outside as we wondered what it was at first. A big gust of wind or something rumbling past.

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Re: Earthquake last night

Postby Wicksey » Fri May 15, 2020 12:53 pm

Interesting article Sid. That's when the king came to Torrox and Nerja and famously stood on the Balcon De Europa which now has his statue on it. The damage was more widespread than I realised.

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Re: Earthquake last night

Postby telboy » Tue May 26, 2020 1:01 pm

No seismic activity mentioned on the official monitoring sites for Spain on 22 May, 11pm Friday night - maybe too much Rioja or Lock-down madness. :crazy: :lolno:

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Re: Earthquake last night

Postby chrissiehope » Tue May 26, 2020 1:24 pm

I think you have checked the wrong date - the OP said 15th May !
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Re: Earthquake last night

Postby Wicksey » Tue May 26, 2020 1:34 pm

chrissiehope wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 1:24 pm
I think you have checked the wrong date - the OP said 15th May !
:wave: I think it's telboy that's got the lockdown madness. :lol:


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Re: Earthquake last night

Postby Free at Last » Tue May 26, 2020 2:21 pm

I suggest he goes for a drive to test his eyesight, I hear it's all the rage.

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Re: Earthquake last night

Postby telboy » Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:02 pm

:oops: Sorry yes probably me who had too much vino :crazy: a visit to Specsavers out of the question due to inter province restrictions. :lolno:

Anyhow there was seismic activity on 14th May at the Alhama de Granada area of 1.6 magnitude, the same day there was activity at the Straits of Gibraltar at 20.50pm measuring 3.6 magnitude. Magnitudes below 2.5 are usually not felt but recorded by a seismograph.

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