Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - 11 km west of Granada, Andalusia, Spain, on Tuesday, 26 Jan 2021 10:54 pm (GMT +1) -

Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - 11 km west of Granada, Andalusia, Spain, on Tuesday, 26 Jan 2021 10:54 pm (GMT +1)

Moderate magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 0 km depth

26 Jan 22:00 UTC: First to report: IGN after 5 minutes.
26 Jan 22:16: Magnitude recalculated from 4.2 to 4.0. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.0 to 0.0 km (from 3.1 to 0 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.6 km (1.6 mi) towards NNW.
27 Jan 00:37: Magnitude recalculated from 4.0 to 4.5. Epicenter location corrected by 1.6 km (1 mi) towards NNW.
Update Tue, 26 Jan 2021, 22:06
Light magnitude 4.2 quake hits 11 km southwest of Granada, Spain late at night
4.2 quake 26 Jan 10:54 pm (GMT +1)
4.2 quake 26 Jan 10:54 pm (GMT +1)
IGN reported a magnitude 4.2 quake in Spain near Granada, Andalusia, only 11 minutes ago. The earthquake hit late at night on Tuesday 26 January 2021 at 10:54 pm local time at a very shallow depth of 5 km. 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.0. 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 was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Santafé (pop. 15,400) located 4 km from the epicenter, Armilla (pop. 21,400) 9 km away, Atarfe (pop. 15,400) 9 km away, Maracena (pop. 20,800) 10 km away, Albolote (pop. 17,100) 11 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) 78 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 26 Jan 2021 21:54:55 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, 26 Jan 2021 10:54 pm (GMT +1)
Magnitude: 4.5
Depth: 0.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.1873°N / 3.7338°W (Granada, Andalusia, Spain)
Nearest volcano: Campo de Calatrava (193 km / 120 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
1 km (1 mi) W of Santafé (Granada) (pop: 15,400) --> See nearby quakes!
6 km (4 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!
9 km (6 mi) WSW of Maracena (Granada) (pop: 20,800) --> See nearby quakes!
11 km (7 mi) WNW of Armilla (Granada) (pop: 21,400) --> See nearby quakes!
11 km (7 mi) W of Granada (pop: 234,300) --> See nearby quakes!
15 km (10 mi) WNW of La Zubia (Granada) (pop: 17,800) --> See nearby quakes!
15 km (10 mi) WNW of Zubia (Granada) (pop: 17,800) --> See nearby quakes!
199 km (124 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°C (55 F), humidity: 88%, wind: 1 m/s (1 kts) from WSW
Primary data source: IGN (Instituto Geográfico Nacional)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 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
4.5kmW SANTA FE.GR, SpainIGN
4.310 kmSpainGFZ
4.35 kmSPAINEMSC
4.410 km3 Km WNW of Atarfe, SpainUSGS
4.410 kmGranada / Spanien, SpainZAMG

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Compositor Francisco Guerrero,Santa Fe, Granada / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : I was very scare because I never experience this before, I run out from my room, the second quake outside on the street I nearly fall because I didn’t expect it.
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16.3 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : I am in Barrio e la Vega. The whole house was shaking and creaking over a higher-pitched vibration. Nothing fell over or was damaged in my apartment. Many people ran out of their apartments. | One user found this interesting.
El chaparral (Granada) / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : It was horrible! Everything rattled,... who going to sleep now?? I've ever experienced sth like it. I feel a bit safer living in a house, though... | One user found this interesting.
Albaicín / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s : Three small earthquakes have just hit where I live in Granada. I have now felt approx 6 quakes in the last week and a half. | One user found this interesting.
Moclin / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / very short : Very scary as not experienced one before, heard a rumbling and the ground moving or vibrating. All ok 3/4 others were less than 1st total of 5 so far Steve wrigh | One user found this interesting.
Guejar Sierra (31.6 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : There were two quakes, maybe 20 minutes apart. The first was Very Weak, but the second was Light Shaking (the animals all fled).
11.7 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s : I was in a converted van sleeping, it shaked and I woke up. It was weak and nothing moved because of the shock absorbers of the van. But it happened few seconds few minutes apart.
20 km W of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : In bed woke us up did realise it was a tremor only light shake then one more shake about 5 minutes after no damage
Plaza de Toros Malaga (79.5 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Surprised I didn't feel it although it did trigger my Earthquake Network alarm | One user found this interesting. (reported through our app)
La Paz, a very small town (6.5 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : There were the last week severall light quakes. | One user found this interesting. (reported through our app)
Granada / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 5-10 s : Cracked roofs | One user found this interesting.
Granada Albacin / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Three tremors in 7 minutes. Last one felt stonger than the one a couple of days ago | One user found this interesting.
Ambroz, Granada, 18102, Spain / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Felt 3 tremors 8km from epicenter indoors first floor. 22:37, 22:44 & 22:55 | One user found this interesting.
Granada city / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Terrifying, strongest yet. Strong swaying and rattling | One user found this interesting.
109.7 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
88.3 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
104.8 km SW of epicenter [Map] / not felt
Torrox Costa (54.6 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short : A couple of weak shakes during 15 minutes (reported through our app)
71.5 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 5-10 s
Albaicin, Granada (12.9 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / simple rolling (tilting sideways along one direction) / 2-5 s
12.3 km E of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
78.4 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 10-15 s
12.9 km E of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 10-15 s
10.1 km E of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 10-15 s (reported through our app)
Cenes de la Vega (17.6 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
11.9 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
9.1 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Maracena (Granada) / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) / 2-5 s
Granada / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Rincon de la Victoria / not felt
camino de ronda, granada / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Víznar Granada / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / very short : Estaba cogiendo el sueño y me desperte co.o con una pequeña sacudida y leve mareo
Barcelona / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Aca en Barcelona lo senti desde las escaleras del andamio fue muy fuerte.
Torrox pueblo / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short
Granada 18008 / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 5-10 s : I live in an apartment block and whole building swayed ...quite worrying...
Granada / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Granada, olivares / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : Shaking of furniture pictures etc.
Albox 04800 Almeria. / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Felt as though a truck had run into the house but I am accustomed to the occasional quake.
Las gabias / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Cullar Vega / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Granada / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Jaén / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging
La chana / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Albuñuelas / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Valenzuela, Santa Cruz del Comercio 18129 / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Granada / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Granada / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Granada / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
Málaga / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Granada Central / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
Granada / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Castillo De tajarja / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Granada / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Belicena / Severe shaking (MMI VIII)
Granada / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
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