Strong Earth Tremor

GRA Santa Fe Earth TremorThere was an earth Tremor at 09.41h today, registering 4.1 on the Richter Scale making it one of the strongest in the province in 20 years.

The emergency number 112 received called from alarmed residents in the city of Granada, Vegas del Genil, Pinos Puente, Atarfe and Jun. In all, it was felt in 30 towns, including Málaga and Alcalá la Real (Jaén).

According to the Instituto Geográfico Nacional (IGN) this tremor, with its epicentre below Santa Fe, was caused by two small fault lines near Cijuela and Santa Fe itself.

A year ago there was a 4.2 earth tremor in Arenas del Rey and a 6.2 one near Nigüelas in April 2010.

(News: Santa Fe, Granada, Andalucia)

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