Earthquake on Spain's costa del sol!
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Earthquake on Spain’s costa del sol!

An earthquake on the Costa del Sol has registered 1.6 on the Richter scale.

It is believed to have happened in Torremolinos at 5.30 am today, according to scientists.

A fault line was discovered two years ago in the Alboran Sea which lies in the Mediterranean between Morocco and the Costa del Sol with hundreds of earthquakes occuring.

Most are never felt however, a 3.6 scale quake was triggered in the Granada region last Thursday and could be felt in Malaga.

It is believed that the fault line discovered in 2018 was responsible for the Al Hoceima earthquake in Morocco in 2004 that killed between 628 and 631 people and made thousands homeless. The quake scaled in at a magnitute of 6.3.

The data for Spain, provided by the National Geographic Institute, has said that hundreds of ‘small’ earthquakes happen each year.

The largest earthquake ever recorded was the Chilean earthquake in 1960 which measured 9.6 on the Richter scale and killed between 1,000 to 7,000 people though it is not known.

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