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Moderate magnitude 4.5 earthquake 18 km southeast of Santa Cruz de La Palma, Spain

Sat, 30 Oct 2021, 06:34
4.5 quake 30 Oct 7:24 am (GMT +1)
4.5 quake 30 Oct 7:24 am (GMT +1)
A magnitude 4.5 earthquake near Santa Cruz de La Palma, La Palma Island, Canary Islands, Spain, was reported only 9 minutes ago by Spain's Instituto Geográfico Nacional (IGN), considered the main national agency that monitors seismic activity in this part of the world. The earthquake occurred at a very shallow depth of 5 km beneath the epicenter in the morning on Saturday, October 30th, 2021, at 7:24 am local time. 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.5 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 Mazo (pop. 4,800) located 16 km from the epicenter, Breña Baja (pop. 4,200) 18 km away, Brena Alta (pop. 7,100) 18 km away, and Santa Cruz de La Palma (pop. 17,100) 18 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.

Weak shaking might have been felt in Garachico (pop. 6,000) located 26 km from the epicenter, El Paso (pop. 7,100) 27 km away, Los Llanos de Aridane (pop. 20,800) 31 km away, and Tazacorte (pop. 5,700) 32 km away.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.
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Earthquake data:
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Date & time: Oct 30, 2021 7:24 am (GMT +1) local time (30 Oct 2021 06:24 GMT)
Magnitude: 4.5
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 28.58°N / 17.62°W (Spain)
Primary data source: IGN

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