An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.1 hit the Spanish resort of the Costa Blanca.
People described hearing “rumble” and then doors and windows “shake” when the earthquake struck the coastal town of Torrevieja and the surrounding area at 5:50 a.m.
“On the bed, I woke up, horrified when the house trembled intensely for a few seconds,” said one person.
Another wrote on earthquake-report.com: “I felt it twice – the first time for 5 seconds, the second a few minutes more or less the same, as if the ground was shaking under the house.”
Verity Hall in San Miguel told Olive press: “Now it was and earthquake !! I was afraid of real life. “
Another person said, “I woke up from a deep sleep. I didn’t know what was going on. Shaking for a few seconds, hard to say, like slept when it started.”
A local said how they suddenly woke up: “Around 5:57 am today Saturday. In bed, I woke up, horrified when the house trembled intensely for a few seconds.”
The epicenter of the earthquake was San Miguel de Salinas and the earthquake-report.com website indicates that the region is known to be one of the most seismic areas on the Iberian Peninsula.