Light magnitude 4.2 quake hits 11 km southwest of Granada, Spain late at night
Tue, 26 Jan 2021, 22:1422:14 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
IGN reported a magnitude 4.2 quake in Spain near Granada, Andalusia, only 11 minutes ago. The earthquake hit late at night on Tuesday 26 January 2021 at 10:54 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 26 Jan 10:54 pm (GMT +1)
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.0. A third agency, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.2.
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, Armilla (pop. 21,400) 9 km away, Atarfe (pop. 15,400) 9 km away, Maracena (pop. 20,800) 10 km away, Albolote (pop. 17,100) 11 km away, and Granada (pop. 234,300) 11 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Jaén (pop. 116,600) located 69 km from the epicenter, and Malaga (pop. 568,300) 78 km away.
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Date & time: 26 Jan 2021 10:54 pm (GMT +1) local time (26 Jan 2021 21:54 GMT)
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.15°N / 3.72°W (Granada, Andalusia, Spain)
Primary data source: IGN
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