Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - North Atlantic Ocean, 55 km south of Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, on Friday, 1 Jan 2021 9:06 pm (GMT +0) -

Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - North Atlantic Ocean, 55 km south of Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, on Friday, 1 Jan 2021 9:06 pm (GMT +0)

Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 30 km depth

1 Jan 21:22 UTC: First to report: IGN after 15 minutes.
Update Fri, 1 Jan 2021, 21:27
Light 4.2 quake hits near Funchal, Funchal Municipality, Madeira, Portugal
4.2 quake 1 Jan 9:06 pm (GMT +0)
4.2 quake 1 Jan 9:06 pm (GMT +0)
A magnitude 4.2 earthquake near Funchal, Funchal Municipality, Madeira, Portugal, was reported only 20 minutes ago by IGN, considered the main national agency that monitors seismic activity in this part of the world. The earthquake occurred at a moderately shallow depth of 30 km beneath the epicenter in the evening on Friday 1 January 2021 at 9:06 pm 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.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.7 earthquake.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Caniço (pop. 23,400) located 52 km from the epicenter, São Martinho (pop. 26,500) 53 km away, Câmara de Lobos (pop. 32,200) 54 km away, Funchal (pop. 100,800) 55 km away, Camacha (pop. 8,000) 56 km away, Santa Cruz (pop. 6,000) 57 km away, Ribeira Brava (pop. 5,900) 60 km away, Machico (pop. 12,600) 60 km away, Ponta do Sol (pop. 4,200) 62 km away, and Santana (pop. 8,800) 69 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 1 Jan 2021 21:06:47 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, 1 Jan 2021 9:06 pm (GMT +0)
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.1792°N / 16.8211°W (North Atlantic Ocean, Portugal)
Nearest volcano: Madeira (64 km / 40 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
52 km (33 mi) S of Caniço (pop: 23,400) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) SSE of São Martinho (Funchal) (pop: 26,500) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (34 mi) SSE of Câmara de Lobos (pop: 32,200) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) S of Funchal (pop: 100,800) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (37 mi) S of Machico (pop: 12,600) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (38 mi) SSE of Ponta do Sol (pop: 4,240) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) S of Santana (pop: 8,800) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) SSE of São Vicente (pop: 6,060) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) SSE of Porto Moniz (pop: 2,760) --> See nearby quakes!
414 km (257 mi) N of San Cristobal de La Laguna (Spain) (pop: 150,700) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) SSE of Madeira Island (pop: 262,500) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (68 mi) SSW of Porto Santo Island (pop: 5,480) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 12.7°C (55 F), humidity: 67%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from N
Primary data source: IGN (Instituto Geográfico Nacional)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) More info
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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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.230 kmATL, PortugalIGN
M 4.730 kmMADEIRA ISLANDS, PORTUGAL REGIONEMSC
M 4.230 kmATL, PortugalIGN

User reports for this quake (3)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
53.6 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / not felt
Ponta Do Sol Madeira, Portugal / not felt
Calheta / not felt
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