Mag. 4.3 earthquake - 241 km northwest of Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, on Wednesday, 18 Nov 3.20 pm (GMT -1) -

Mag. 4.3 earthquake  - 241 km northwest of Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, on Wednesday, 18 Nov 3.20 pm (GMT -1)

Light magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 86 km depth

18 Nov 16:44 UTC: First to report: IGN after 23 minutes.
18 Nov 17:30: Epicenter location corrected by 3.7 km (2.3 mi) towards S.
19 Nov 08:34: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 77.0 to 86.0 km (from 48 to 53 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 8.9 km (5.6 mi) towards E.
Date & time: 18 Nov 2020 04:20:40 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, 18 Nov 3.20 pm (GMT -1)
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 86.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 34.5643°N / 18.1689°W (Portugal)
Nearest volcano: Madeira (239 km / 149 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
210 km (131 mi) NNW of Porto Moniz (pop: 2,760)
222 km (138 mi) NNW of São Vicente (pop: 6,060)
229 km (143 mi) NNW of Santana (pop: 8,800)
234 km (145 mi) NNW of Ribeira Brava (pop: 5,930)
241 km (149 mi) NNW of Funchal (pop: 100,800)
243 km (151 mi) NNW of Machico (pop: 12,600)
702 km (436 mi) NNW of Tenerife (Spain) (pop: 222,400)
765 km (475 mi) NNW of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Las Palmas, Spain) (pop: 381,800)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 17.9°C (64 F), humidity: 74%, wind: 10 m/s (20 kts) from N
Primary data source: IGN
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Funchal / not felt
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