Moderate 4.3 quake hits near Los Llanos de Aridane, La Palma Island, Canary Islands, Spain
Thu, 18 Nov 2021, 00:2500:25 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Just 36 minutes ago, a 4.3-magnitude earthquake struck near Los Llanos de Aridane, La Palma Island, Canary Islands, Spain. The tremor was recorded late at night on Wednesday, November 17th, 2021, at 11:48 pm local time, at a moderately shallow depth of 41 km below the surface.
4.3 quake 17 Nov 11:48 pm (GMT +0)
The event was filed by Spain's Instituto Geográfico Nacional (IGN), the first seismological agency to report it.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.3 earthquake as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Mazo (pop. 4,800) located 5 km from the epicenter, Breña Baja (pop. 4,200) 7 km away, Brena Alta (pop. 7,100) 9 km away, El Paso (pop. 7,100) 10 km away, Santa Cruz de La Palma (pop. 17,100) 13 km away, Los Llanos de Aridane (pop. 20,800) 13 km away, Tazacorte (pop. 5,700) 13 km away, and Garachico (pop. 6,000) 23 km away.
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Date & time: Nov 17, 2021 11:48 pm (GMT +0) local time (17 Nov 2021 23:48 GMT)
Depth: 41.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 28.58°N / 17.82°W (Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain)
Primary data source: IGN
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