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Environment/Nature news & information for Andalucia

Earthquake in Granada province reaches 4 on Richter scale
Environment Tue, Oct 9, 2018

Earthquake in Granada province reaches 4 on Richter scale

AN EARTHQUAKE reaching 4 on the Richter scale shook the Granada-province town of Cijuela at exactly 09.42 this morning, sparking dozens of calls to the emergency services. Nobody was hurt and no damage has been reported...

'Bridge to Africa' found beneath Alborán Sea
Environment Sat, Sep 8, 2018

'Bridge to Africa' found beneath Alborán Sea

SCIENTISTS have discovered a string of submerged islands between the Cabo de Gata (Almería province) and what is now the Spanish city-province of Melilla on the northern Moroccan coast, close to the Algerian border....

Málaga wildfire under control
Environment Mon, Jul 30, 2018

Málaga wildfire under control

The wildfire that broke out this morning (Monday) in the Manilva area of Málaga has been stabilised and the 400 people who were evacuated from their homes and from a nearby hotel have now been allowed back. The fire...

Spanish scientists find new fault line in Alborán Sea
Environment Tue, Jul 24, 2018

Spanish scientists find new fault line in Alborán Sea

A NEW fault line has been found in the Alborán Sea by members of Spain's High Council of Scientific Research (CSIC). As part of their ongoing marine geophysics studies on board the craft in May 2016, the CSIC's...

Earthquake of 3.3 in Granada province goes unnoticed
Environment Tue, Jun 19, 2018

Earthquake of 3.3 in Granada province goes unnoticed

AN EARTHQUAKE measuring 3.3 on the Richter scale shook the province of Granada in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday) – but failed to wake the neighbours. According to the National Geographical Institute (IGN),...

Earth moves for Jaén
Environment Sat, Mar 24, 2018

Earth moves for Jaén

AN EARTHQUAKE in the province of Jaén (Andalucía) was barely felt in the early hours of this morning (Saturday), despite reaching level 4 on the Richter scale – normally enough to cause minor damage. A recent report...

Earthquake of 3.4 on Richter scale in Olvera, Cádiz
Environment Wed, Jan 31, 2018

Earthquake of 3.4 on Richter scale in Olvera, Cádiz

AN EARTHQUAKE measuring 3.4 on the Richter scale was reported in the province of Cádiz early yesterday morning, the National Geographical Institute (IGN) has just revealed. The epicentre was in the town of Olvera, and...

Record October temperatures: 33ºC in southern Spain
Environment Wed, Oct 11, 2017

Record October temperatures: 33ºC in southern Spain

TEMPERATURES soared to up to an unseasonable 33ºC yesterday (Tuesday), leading to the unprecedented sight of full beaches in mid-October. The hottest climates, however, were in land-locked provinces such as Sevilla,...

Earthquake of 3.9 in Granada province
Environment Tue, Aug 1, 2017

Earthquake of 3.9 in Granada province

AN EARTHQUAKE reaching 3.9 on the Richter scale gave residents in the province of Granada a rude awakening last night (Monday) and led to emergency service calls from at least 10 towns and villages. The epicentre of the...

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