Minor mag. 1.8 earthquake - Malaga, 22 km south of Loja, Granada, Andalusia, Spain, on Friday, 23 April 2021 at 09:46 (GMT) -

Minor mag. 1.8 earthquake - Malaga, 22 km south of Loja, Granada, Andalusia, Spain, on Friday, 23 April 2021 at 09:46 (GMT)

Minor magnitude 1.8 earthquake at 0 km depth

23 Apr 09:58 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 12 minutes.
23 Apr 09:58: Now using data updates from IGN
23 Apr 10:00: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 0.0 km (from 6.2 to 0 mi).
Date & time: 23 Apr 2021 09:46:02 UTC -
Magnitude: 1.8
Depth: 0.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.9894°N / 4.2436°W (Malaga, Andalusia, Spain)
Nearest volcano: Campo de Calatrava (210 km / 130 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
1 km (1 mi) ESE of Alfarnate (pop: 1,420) --> See nearby quakes!
9 km (6 mi) W of Zafarraya (pop: 2,180) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) SE of Archidona (pop: 8,510) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (13 mi) SSW of Loja (Granada) (pop: 21,600) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) NNW of Velez-Malaga (pop: 74,200) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (18 mi) E of Antequera (pop: 45,200) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) N of Rincon de la Victoria (pop: 38,700) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) NNE of Malaga (pop: 568,300) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) ESE of Sevilla (pop: 703,200) --> See nearby quakes!
384 km (239 mi) S of Madrid (pop: 3,255,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: IGN (Instituto Geográfico Nacional)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 107 joules (8.78 kilowatt hours) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
1.8 kmSE ALFARNATE.MA, SpainIGN
1.810 kmSE ALFARNATE.MA, SpainEMSC

User reports for this quake (1)

At magnitude 1.8, such a quake wouldn't normally be felt by people, but could be recorded instrumentally.
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Seville (165.1 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s
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