An earthquake of 3.5 on the Ritcher scale shook Hondón de los Frailes yesterday at 4:03 pm. This is the third quake over 2.7 in the area this summer.
The effects of the tremor could be felt in the surrounding area, especially in Albatera. Police in Orihuela and Callosa received calls from people wanting to know where the epicentre was. There were also reports of the effects in Catral, Guardamar, Almaradi, Cox, Elche and Alicante.
Most of the reports were of crockery and glasses moving rather than cases of structural damage. In the epicentre however, people claimed that the tremor was proceeded by a loud roar which was more frightening than the actual movement.