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Earthquake Strikes Southern Spain

An earthquake has struck in the south of Spain. The preliminary magnitude was 4.4, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. A tsunami warning has not been issued. Details from the USGS:

Date-Time:

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 14:36:20 UTC 

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 03:36:20 PM at epicenter

Location: 37.572°N, 3.184°W

Depth: 5 km (3.1 miles) set by location program

Distances from epicenter:

56 km (34 miles) NE of Granada, Spain

104 km (64 miles) NW of Almeria, Spain

144 km (89 miles) ESE of Cordoba, Spain

317 km (196 miles) S of MADRID, Spain

This article will be updated if the event proves significant.

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