List of earthquakes in Spain

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This is a list of notable earthquakes that had epicentres in Spain, or significantly affected the country.

Earthquakes M5.5+ (1900-2016) Mediterranean

Geology[edit]

Spain lies on the Eurasian Plate just to the north of its boundary with the African Plate. The southernmost part of Spain is the zone with the highest seismicity in the country. The African Plate is obliquely converging with the Eurasian Plate at about 5 mm/year.[1]

Earthquakes[edit]

Date Region Mag. MMI Deaths Injuries Notes
2016-01-25 Alboran Sea 6.3 Mw V 26 Moderate damage [2]
2011-05-11 Lorca, Murcia 5.1 Mw VIII 9 403 Damage to a clocktower and old buildings
2010-11-04 Granada, Andalusia 6.3 Mw III 609 km depth [3]
1956-04-19 Albolote, Granada 5.0 Mw VIII 11 [4]
1954-03-29 Málaga, Andalusia 7.8 Mw V Property damage at Málaga, 640 km depth [4]
1884-12-25 Granada, Málaga, Almería 6.7 Mw IX 1,200 3,000+ Heavy damage
1829-03-21 Torrevieja, Alicante 6.6 Mw IX 389 377 More than 2,000 buildings were destroyed [4]
1817-03-18 La Rioja XI Heavy damage, felt in Madrid [4]
1806-10-27 Pinos Puente, Granada 5.3 Ms VIII 13
1804-08-25 Almería 6.4 Mw VIII–IX 1,000 100+ Severe damage
1804-01-13 Alboran Sea 6.7 VII–VIII 2
1755-11-01 Atlantic Ocean 8.5–9.0 Mw XI 10,000–100,000 Major tsunami, widespread damage in southwestern Spain
1748-03-23 Estubeny, Valencia 6.2 IX 38 [4]
1680-10-09 Granada, Andalusia 6.8 VII–IX
1658-12-31 Almería VIII–IX
1644-06-19 Muro de Alcoy, Alicante VIII 38
1550-04-19 Almería VI–X
1531-09-30 Granada, Andalusia VIII–IX
1522-09-22 Almería 6.8–7.0 Mw X–XI 2,500 [4]
1518-11-09 Vera, Almería IX 165 [4]
1504-04-05 Carmona, Sevilla 6.8 VIII–IX 32 [4]
1494-01-26 Málaga VIII [4]
1431-04-24 Granada, Andalusia 6.8 VIII–IX [4]
1428-02-02 Girona, Catalonia 6.7 IX 800 [4]
1373-03-02 Aragon VIII—IX [4]
1356-08-24 Cape St Vincent, Portugal VIII Damage in Seville [4]
1169 Jaén Andalusia VIII–IX [4]
1170 Andújar, Jaén 6.0 VIII–IX
1048 Alicante, Valencia VIII [4]
1024-03-15 South of Spain VIII–X [4]
974 Córdoba, Andalusia [4]
957 Córdoba, Andalusia [4]
944 Córdoba, Andalusia [4]
881-06-10 Gulf of Cadiz, Andalusia 7.2 [4]
880 Córdoba, Andalusia 5.7 VIII [4]
Note: The inclusion criteria for adding events are based on WikiProject Earthquakes' notability guideline that was developed for stand alone articles. The principles described also apply to lists. In summary, only damaging, injurious, or deadly events should be recorded.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ United States Geological Survey (27 February 2004). "M6.4 Al Hoceima, Morocco Earthquake of 24 February 2004" (PDF). Retrieved 9 December 2019.
  2. ^ "M 6.3 - 50km NNE of Al Hoceima, Morocco". Earthquakes.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2019-12-06.
  3. ^ "M 6.3 - Strait of Gibraltar". Earthquakes.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2019-12-06.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u Instituto Geográfico Nacional. "Terremotos más importantes (En España)" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018-03-12.

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