records a 3.5 magnitude earthquake in the southeast

Granada trembles again. The province has registered a new earthquake of magnitude 3.5 with the epicenter in Chauchina, as announced by the Emergency services. It had been ten days since tremors of more than 3 degrees had been registered within the seismic series that this area has experienced since December and that it has caused five earthquakes above 4 degrees. As reported by the National Geographic Institute, the earthquake registered at 11:09 a.m. and was superficial, which has contributed to its being widely noticed by the population of the Granada metropolitan area, including the capital.

This is the second recorded since this morning, after producing one, at 2.46 hours, of 2.3 degrees and the epicenter in the nearby town of Santa Fe, where most of the earthquakes have been located. seismic swarm that reactivated on January 23 with the first of the five earthquakes of magnitudes greater than 4 degrees that this series has since left. Santa y Fe and Atarfe were precisely the municipalities most affected by the earthquakes, which have caused numerous damage, although not structural, to homes or part of the urban furniture as a result of the larger tremors experienced in recent weeks.

According to the 112 emergency service, several notices from individuals who have felt the tremor and who have called from different parts of the province such as the capital, Vegas del Genil, Churriana de la Vega, Santa Fe and Atarfe have been attended, without stating no injuries or material damage. Both the mayor of Chauchina, Marina Martín, and the councilor of Santa Fe, Manuel Gil, have informed Efe that they have no evidence that this tremor has caused new damage in these neighboring municipalities, although both have agreed that they have once again disturbed the population and generated a stir.

The recorded seismicity It is common in this area, which is framed within the central sector of the Betic mountain ranges, one of the regions with the highest seismic activity in the Iberian Peninsula, as a result of the convergence between the African and Eurasian plate at a speed of about 4-5 millimeters at anus. Major earthquakes have occurred in the province of Granada throughout history, with the Granada basin being the most seismically active.

The oldest known occurred in 1431 south of Granada, which had a macroseismic intensity of VIII-IX, producing great damage in the Alhambra and the most virulent that of 1884 in Arenas del Rey, which reached an intensity of IX-X, producing 839 fatalities. As well the 1531 earthquakes in the Baza basin stand out with intensity VIII-IX and that of 1804 in the Dalías basin with intensity VIII-IX, which produced great destruction in Dalias, Berja and Roquetas and 407 victims.

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