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Two earthquakes in eleven minutes registered off the coast of Fuengirola

The epicentre was under the sea off the coast of Fuengirola.
The epicentre was under the sea off the coast of Fuengirola. / SUR
  • The 4.2 and 3.1-magnitude earthquakes on Sunday evening were followed by a further tremor in Totalán on Monday morning

A 4.2-magnitude earthquake was registered off the coast of Fuengirola on Sunday evening. The tremor took place at 8.47pm, according to sources at the National Geographical Institute, at a depth of 65 kilometres.

Minutes later, at 8.58pm, another earthquake occurred - this time a 3.1-magnitude tremor, 64 kilometres below the surface.

No damage to property nor injuries were recorded and the emergency service 112 hotline didn't receive any calls.

A further tremor was recorded in the province in the Axarquía municipality of Totalán on Monday morning.

According to the National Geographical Institute, the 2.4-magnitude earthquake was registered at 9.21am, 73 kilometres below ground.