The Orihuela Costa and the surrounding area shook on Friday evening with an earthquake centred just off Pilar Dr la Horadada.
The 3.4 magnitude tremor (originally recorded at 3.2 but later upgraded based on reports submitted) was felt across much of the southern Costa Blanca with many people taking to Facebook to discuss the latest rumble.
The official monitoring institution, the IGN, reported later that the earthquake, with its epicentre east of Pilar de la Horadada, in the province of Alicante, was felt a hundred kilometres away.
The quake was recorded at 19:26, 10 kilometres deep, with the epicentre in the sea off the coast of Alicante town.
The quake was felt in several towns across Alicante and Murcia with varying intensity. Although there have been no injuries or damage, the 112 Emergency Coordination Centre received seven calls from the towns of Torrevieja and Orihuela, both in Alicante. However, the seismic movement was felt in the Vega Baja municipalities of Algorfa, Rojales, Los Montesinos San Miguel de Salinas, Almoradi, Guardamar de Segura, Elche and Alicante, with less intensity. Meanwhile, the 112 centre in the Region of Murcia received six calls warning of the earthquake in San Pedro del Pinatar, San Javier, Murcia and Bullas, although again, no material or human damage was reported.
If you felt it, you can report your experience to the experts which allows them to better understand and plan such incidents in the future.