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Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - 27 km west of Frontera, Spain, on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 17:46 GMT

Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - 27 km west of Frontera, Spain, on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 17:46 GMT Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - 27 km west of Frontera, Spain, on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 17:46 GMT

Strong magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 11 km depth

27 Dec 18:54 UTC: First to report: IGN after 1 hour and 8 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 27, 2013 17:46:03 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5.1
Depth11.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude27.7825°N / 18.276°W (Canarias Sea, Spain)
Antipode27.783°S / 161.724°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt4 reports
Primary data sourceIGN (Instituto Geográfico Nacional)
Nearest volcanoEl Hierro (34 km / 21 mi)
Nearby towns and cities27 km (17 mi) W of Frontera (pop: 4,010) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
104 km (64 mi) SSW of Los Llanos de Aridane (La Palma Island) (pop: 20,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
112 km (70 mi) SSW of Santa Cruz de La Palma (La Palma Island) (pop: 17,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
157 km (98 mi) WSW of Adeje (pop: 43,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
161 km (100 mi) WSW of Arona (pop: 78,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
171 km (106 mi) WSW of Granadilla de Abona (pop: 40,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
179 km (111 mi) WSW of Los Realejos (pop: 37,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
185 km (115 mi) WSW of La Orotava (pop: 41,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
207 km (129 mi) WSW of San Cristobal de La Laguna (pop: 150,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
212 km (132 mi) WSW of Tenerife (pop: 222,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
28 km (17 mi) W of El Hierro Island (pop: 10,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
184 km (114 mi) WSW of Tenerife Island (pop: 906,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.110 kmCanary Islands, Spain RegionGFZ
5.414 km CANARY ISLANDS, SPAIN REGIONEMSC
5.48 km28km W of Frontera, SpainUSGS
5.111 kmW FRONTERA.IHIIGN

Seismograms

Seismic station: Morro de la Arena, Canary Islands (MACI/IU network) | Distance from quake: 181 km / 113 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Morro de la Arena, Canary Islands: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (7)

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Helsinki, Finland / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I was sittin in Kitchen and the whole house was shakin, it felt like disiness and lasted few minuts at about h:16.30  
Valle Gran Rey (212.5 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Just laid my self down for a little rest and all of a sudden the bed started rocking quite heavy from side to side and furniture made moving noises and a mirror on the wall swaggered from side to side, difficult to focus sight on objects. New instantly it  
El Paso, La Palma, Canary Islands / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Table was shaking a little bit and we could feel it on the floor, we were indoors.  
el paso / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Felt whole house move, leaves on plant fell off, ornaments fell off shelves.  
Los Llanillos (Spain, 47 km SE of epicenter) : It was like a wave in the ground (reported through EMSC)  
San Sebastián de la Gomera (Spain, 130 km E of epicenter) : The sofa started shaking! (reported through EMSC)  
Puntallana (Spain, 106 km NE of epicenter) : es gab ein dumpfes , tiefes geräuscjh, das an einen vorbeirollenden schweren lastzug erinnert, aber sehr, sehr dumpf, gleichzeitig war dann der versatz des bodens in nord/südrichtung zu verspüren. garderobe, kleidung schwankte an den kleiderhaken, mein (reported through EMSC)  

Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (23 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Feb 17, 2014 13:17
9 years ago
2.4

10 km
34 km W of Frontera, Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, SpainMore
Feb 17, 2014 06:12
9 years ago
2.9

10 km
35 km NW of Frontera, Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, SpainMore
Feb 12, 2014 00:28
9 years ago
2.1

11 km
30 km W of Frontera, Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, SpainMore
Feb 1, 2014 09:23
9 years ago
2.3

3 km
El Hierro, 5.7 km W of Frontera, SpainMore
Jan 10, 2014 17:01
9 years ago
2.3

12 km
32 km W of Frontera, Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, SpainMore
Jan 6, 2014 14:06
9 years ago
2.3

12 km
24 km W of Frontera, Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, SpainMore
Jan 5, 2014 00:53
9 years ago
2.3

11 km
31 km W of Frontera, Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, SpainMore
Jan 4, 2014 08:56
9 years ago
2.2

12 km
31 km W of Frontera, Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, SpainMore
Jan 3, 2014 21:31
9 years ago
2.0

16 km
28 km W of Frontera, Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, SpainMore
Dec 31, 2013 17:14
9 years ago
2.2

15 km
31 km W of Frontera, Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, SpainMore
Dec 29, 2013 22:56
9 years ago
2.2

12 km
28 km W of Frontera, Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, SpainMore
Dec 28, 2013 23:01
9 years ago
2.4

11 km
25 km W of Frontera, Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, SpainMore
Dec 28, 2013 19:57
9 years ago
2.4

11 km
24 km W of Frontera, Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, SpainMore
Dec 28, 2013 19:54
9 years ago
2.0

12 km
31 km W of Frontera, Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, SpainMore
Dec 28, 2013 08:55
9 years ago
2.0

11 km
27 km W of Frontera, Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, SpainMore
Dec 28, 2013 00:42
9 years ago
3.3

12 km
33 km W of Frontera, Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, SpainMore
Dec 27, 2013 22:47
9 years ago
3.7

20 km
34 km W of Frontera, Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, SpainMore
Dec 27, 2013 22:17
9 years ago
2.6

12 km
31 km W of Frontera, Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, SpainMore
Dec 27, 2013 19:33
9 years ago
2.0

12 km
28 km W of Frontera, Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, SpainMore
Dec 27, 2013 18:08
9 years ago
2.1

11 km
23 km W of Frontera, Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, SpainMore
Dec 27, 2013 18:02
9 years ago
2.0

11 km
26 km W of Frontera, Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, SpainMore
Dec 27, 2013 17:51
9 years ago
2.9

11 km
27 km W of Frontera, Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, SpainMore
Dec 27, 2013 17:51
9 years ago
2.7

15 km
30 km W of Frontera, Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, SpainMore

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