Light earthquake of magnitude 4.2 just reported 4 km southwest of Santafé, Spain
Sat, 23 Jan 2021, 11:3511:35 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
IGN reported a magnitude 4.2 quake in Spain near Santafé, Granada, Andalusia, only 6 minutes ago. The earthquake hit around noon on Saturday 23 January 2021 at 12:15 pm local time at a very shallow depth of 5 km. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
4.2 quake 23 Jan 12:15 pm (GMT +1)
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.2 as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Santafé (pop. 15,400) located 4 km from the epicenter, Chauchina (pop. 4,400) 4 km away, Atarfe (pop. 15,400) 9 km away, Albolote (pop. 17,100) 11 km away, Maracena (pop. 20,800) 11 km away, and Armilla (pop. 21,400) 12 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Granada (pop. 234,300) located 13 km from the epicenter, and La Zubia (pop. 17,800) 16 km away.
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Date & time: 23 Jan 2021 12:15 pm (GMT +1) local time (23 Jan 2021 11:15 GMT)
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.17°N / 3.75°W (Granada, Andalusia, Spain)
Primary data source: IGN
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