Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 10.3 km west of Granada, Andalusia, Spain, on Tuesday, 26 Jan 2021 10:44 pm (GMT +1) -

Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 10.3 km west of Granada, Andalusia, Spain, on Tuesday, 26 Jan 2021 10:44 pm (GMT +1)

Moderate magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 0 km depth

26 Jan 21:47 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 3 minutes.
26 Jan 21:49: Magnitude recalculated from 4.1 to 3.9. Epicenter location corrected by 1.1 km (0.7 mi) towards S.
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27 Jan 04:33: Epicenter location corrected by 3.9 km (2.4 mi) towards N.
Update Tue, 26 Jan 2021, 22:09
Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake 11 km southwest of Granada, Spain
4.2 quake 26 Jan 10:44 pm (GMT +1)
4.2 quake 26 Jan 10:44 pm (GMT +1)
Just 25 minutes ago, a 4.2-magnitude earthquake struck near Granada, Andalusia, Spain. The tremor was recorded late at night on Tuesday 26 January 2021 at 10:44 pm local time, at a very shallow depth of 0 km below the surface.
The event was filed by 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 4.2 earthquake as well. A third agency, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.2.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should have been widely felt by almost everyone in the area of the epicenter. It might have caused light to moderate damage.
Moderate shaking probably occurred in Cullar-Vega (pop. 5,500) located 4 km from the epicenter.
In Santafé (pop. 15,400) located 4 km from the epicenter, Armilla (pop. 21,400) 8 km away, Atarfe (pop. 15,400) 9 km away, Maracena (pop. 20,800) 10 km away, and Granada (pop. 234,300) 11 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Jaén (pop. 116,600) located 69 km from the epicenter, and Malaga (pop. 568,300) 79 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 26 Jan 2021 21:44:19 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, 26 Jan 2021 10:44 pm (GMT +1)
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 0.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.1856°N / 3.7225°W (Granada, Andalusia, Spain)
Nearest volcano: Campo de Calatrava (193 km / 120 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
0 km (0 mi) SW of Santafé (Granada) (pop: 15,400) --> See nearby quakes!
5 km (3 mi) SW of Atarfe (Granada) (pop: 15,400) --> See nearby quakes!
8 km (5 mi) SW of Albolote (Granada) (pop: 17,100) --> See nearby quakes!
8 km (5 mi) WSW of Maracena (Granada) (pop: 20,800) --> See nearby quakes!
10 km (6 mi) WNW of Armilla (Granada) (pop: 21,400) --> See nearby quakes!
10 km (6 mi) W of Granada (pop: 234,300) --> See nearby quakes!
14 km (9 mi) WNW of La Zubia (Granada) (pop: 17,800) --> See nearby quakes!
14 km (9 mi) WNW of Zubia (Granada) (pop: 17,800) --> See nearby quakes!
200 km (125 mi) E of Sevilla (pop: 703,200) --> See nearby quakes!
359 km (223 mi) S of Madrid (pop: 3,255,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 13.1°C (56 F), humidity: 88%, wind: 1 m/s (1 kts) from WSW
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
4.2kmW C, SpainIGN
4.210 kmSpainGFZ
4.210 kmSPAINEMSC

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Ogijares - Gojar border / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : 2 tremors approx. 8 mins apart. The 2nd tremor seemed more intense and slightly longer than the first. The first occurred at approx. 2300 hours. Doors and wardrobes shaking. House structure shaking mildly. Wife stressed out so has taken a sleeping pill Our two Persians came awake but have gone back to sleep ! | 2 users found this interesting.  
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Durcal Granada 18650 (25.9 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 15-20 s : Durcal Granada 18650. the last quake was felt to be much stronger than the others i guess it was closer?? | One user found this interesting.  
Granada capital, Sacromonte (12 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : Sitting inside, felt heavy shaking that kept on going for a longer time than the two shakes before. All the stuff in the house rattling. | One user found this interesting.  
Ventorros de San Jose. Granada / Light shaking (MMI IV) / complex motion difficult to describe / 2-5 s : 2 rumbles of about 5seconds 2minutes spart | One user found this interesting.  
Córdoba / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s : Temblor de corta duración | One user found this interesting.  
Granada / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s : Stronger jerking and more rattling than the prior one, shorter duration. | One user found this interesting.  
Granada / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Light shaking and vibrating. | One user found this interesting.  
Malaga / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Furniture was shaking in the lounge | One user found this interesting.  
Torre del Mar (94.2 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Felt movement whilst sitting quietly in our 5th floor flat.  
Santa Cruz Del comercio / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating
97.9 km SW of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
7.2 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 10-15 s
Otura / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Órgiva / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 s
Nerja (49.6 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
Guadix / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Córdoba, España / Light shaking (MMI IV)
83.9 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
TORROX Costa / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Valenzuela , Santa Cruz del Comercio 18129 / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating
122.4 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s
Granada / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s
101.3 km N of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short
Granada / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Torrox / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
Fuente vaqueros / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / vibration and rolling / 5-10 s
Dudar / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / very short
Albuñuelas / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Sofá vibrating and low rumble  
Órgiva / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : Felt like a rumble  
Fuengirola / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : 10th floor apartment , bed shaking  
17.6 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Cordoba / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 1-2 s
Albuñuelas / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Gentle swaying of my bed  
Fuengirola / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 5-10 s
Málaga / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging : Lamps moved slightly and a glass full of water too for about 1 minute.  
Salares / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Granada capital, Sacromonte (12 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s : Sitting inside, heard some rumbling and felt the floor shaking.  
Linares / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Málaga (80.1 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
17.3 km E of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short
Calle José Manuel Jiménez Díez Granada / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Cuesta Escoriaza, Granada, Spain / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Granada / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Granada (10.6 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Had just fallen asleep and the shaking woke me up. It felt much stronger than the one on Saturday. Felt an aftershock about 10 minutes later  
Jaén / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump / very short
granada / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 1-2 s : Lay in bed and the bad was strongly moving.the doors of the cupboard were flapping, ceiling lamps shaking.  
Albolote / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s : Was weak and it didnt shake to much here  
Zaidin, Granada / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 5-10 s
Malaga (83.7 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s
8.2 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Churriana de la Vega / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s
50.1 km S of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Castillo De tajarja / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 5-10 s
Las GABIAS / Light shaking (MMI IV) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 2-5 s
cenes de la vega (16.6 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
11.1 km E of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
Granada / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging
Albolote / Light shaking (MMI IV)
10.7 km E of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Fornes, / Light shaking (MMI IV)
9.1 km E of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s (reported through our app)
Granada, Granada / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Granada / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
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