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Light mag. 4.0 earthquake - 3 km NW of Cortes de la Frontera, Spain, on 16 Oct 2:58 am (GMT +2)

Light mag. 4.0 earthquake  - 3 km NW of Cortes de la Frontera, Spain, on 16 Oct 2:58 am (GMT +2)
16 Oct 01:02 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 3 minutes.
16 Oct 01:05: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 23.0 to 20.0 km (from 14.3 to 12.4 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.1 km (1.3 mi) towards WSW.
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16 Oct 01:26: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 20.0 to 19.0 km (from 12.4 to 11.8 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 3.5 km (2.2 mi) towards NE.
Date & time: 2020-10-16 12:58:51 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 16 Oct 2:58 am (GMT +2)
Magnitude: 4.0
Depth: 19.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.67°N / 5.38°W (Spain)
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) S of Villaluenga del Rosario (pop: 500)
5 km (3 mi) SE of Benaocaz (pop: 700)
6 km (4 mi) E of Ubrique (pop: 17,000)
95 km (59 mi) SE of Sevilla (pop: 703,200)
107 km (67 mi) NE of Tangier (pop: 688,400)
441 km (274 mi) SW of Madrid (pop: 3,255,900)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 13.7°C (57 F), humidity: 48%, wind: 5 m/s (9 kts) from WSW
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1010 joules (17.5 megawatt hours, equivalent to 15.1 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2020-10-16 00:58:51 UTC
16 Oct 2:58 am (GMT +2)
M 4.0 / 19 km3 km NW of Cortes de la Frontera, SpainEMSC
2020-10-16 00:58:52 UTCM 4.1 / 20 kmSe Ubrique.ca, SpainIGN
2020-10-16 00:58:49 UTCM 4.3 / 10 km3 Km NW of Cortes De La Frontera, SpainUSGS
2020-10-16 00:58:50 UTCM 4.3 / 22 kmStrait of Gibraltar, SpainGFZ
2020-10-16 00:58:00 UTC
16 Oct 2020 02:58
M 4.0 / 19 kmUbrique / Spanien, SpainZAMG

User reports for this quake (38)

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Ronda (19.5 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / very short : It woke me up, but everyone else slept through it. Only 3rd one I have ever felt, but I knew what it was.
39.3 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / not felt
Gibraltar (58.3 km S of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
40.9 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
37.1 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / not felt : Slept through it
86.6 km E of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Sevilla (93.4 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
42.4 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s : Woken up by the doors shaking bed shaking and felt like room moved . In Duquesa Manilva
Benahavis (37.7 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating
Duquesa manilva (28.1 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Estepona (34.4 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s
48.6 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s
Estepona / not felt
Nueva Andalucia / Light shaking (MMI IV) / simple rolling (tilting sideways along one direction) / 2-5 s
Marbella / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s : Woke me up.
Marbella / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s
San Luis de Sabinillas / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Duquessa, manilva / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / very short : Bed moved and woke me ,slight shaking
Manilva / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Casares del mar / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : I woke up to the light shaking of the bed.
Benahavis, Málaga / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Capanes del Sur, Benahavis / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 10-15 s
Estepona / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Woke me up. Whole bed was moving
Marbella / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
Estepona, zona el padron / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 1-2 s
Marbella / Light shaking (MMI IV)
La Linea De La Concepcion / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : Very short shaking felt, woke me up from light sleep
Estepona / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 10-15 s
marbella / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s
Farajan / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating : I felt it while was sleeping
marbella / Weak shaking (MMI III) / very short
San pedro de alcantara / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s
Fuengirola (Spain, 69 km E of epicenter) : Bed Moving (reported through EMSC)
Marbella (Spain, 47 km E of epicenter) : Temblor ruidoso (reported through EMSC)
Seville (Spain, 97 km NW of epicenter) : I was working, sitting on my chair, when I felt a buzzing sensation on my spine. Aditionally I heared slightly noise on my living room. (reported through EMSC)
Benalmádena (Spain, 73 km E of epicenter) : Ruido y vibración en las ventanas y luego movimiento leve de los muebles.Benalmádena (reported through EMSC)
Fuengirola (Spain, 69 km E of epicenter) : Bed Shaking (reported through EMSC)
Cortes de la Frontera (Spain, 7 km SE of epicenter) : Bed shook (reported through EMSC)

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Light mag. 4.0 earthquake - 3 km NW of Cortes de la Frontera, Spain, on 16 Oct 2:58 am (GMT +2)

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