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Granada earthquakes felt in Malaga and on the Costa del Sol

Granada residents took to the streets after the tremors, despite the curfew.
Granada residents took to the streets after the tremors, despite the curfew. / EFE
  • The most powerful, with a magnitude of 4.5 had its epicentre in Santa Fe and was also felt in the provinces of Cordoba and Jaén

Residents of Granada city crowded onto the streets this Tuesday night, despite the curfew imposed by the pandemic, after six earthquakes between 4.5 and 3.2 in magnitude rocked the province.

At least three of the quakes were felt as far afield as Malaga city, the Costa del Sol and the provinces of Cordoba and Jaén.

Since the Granada area was hit a magnitude 4.4 earthquake on Saturday, with its epicentre in Santa Fe, Spain’s national geographic institute (IGN) has recorded more than 200 aftershocks.

On Tuesday night the first strong earthquake with a magnitude of 4.2 was recorded at 10.36pm, followed by another 4.2 at 10.44pm and four more of 4.5 (10.54pm), 3.7 (10.55pm), 3.2 (10.57pm) and 3.5 (11pm).

The epicentres were registered in the towns of Santa Fe, as well as Atarfe and Cúllar Vega . The latest tremor recorded was at 6.22am this Wednesday.

Emergency services called for the public to stay in their homes because of the danger that the shocks could debris to fall into the streets.

The Andalusian regional government’s delegate in Granada province, Pablo García, activated the pre-emergency phase of the seismic risk plan.

The mayor of Granada, Luis Salvador, asked the population to exercise "caution" after the earthquakes that shook the province prompted many people to take to the streets in their pyjamas or sportswear.

The president of the Spain’s national government, Pedro Sánchez, took to social media and called for "calm and to follow the instructions of the emergency services".