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Light mag. 2.8 earthquake - 17 km west of Alcira, Valencia, Spain, on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 01:47 GMT

Light mag. 2.8 earthquake - 17 km west of Alcira, Valencia, Spain, on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 01:47 GMT Light mag. 2.8 earthquake - 17 km west of Alcira, Valencia, Spain, on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 01:47 GMT

Light magnitude 2.8 earthquake at 0 km depth

5 May 01:53 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 6 minutes.
5 May 02:40: Now using data updates from EMSC

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 5, 2021 01:47:37 UTC
Local time at epicenter
Depth0.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude39.18°N / 0.63°W (Valencia, Valencia, Spain)
Antipode39.18°S / 179.37°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt4 reports
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearby towns and cities6 km (4 mi) NW of Tous (pop: 1,110) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
11 km (7 mi) W of L'Alcudia (pop: 11,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
12 km (7 mi) NW of Alberic (pop: 11,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
17 km (10 mi) W of Algemesi (Valencia) (pop: 28,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
17 km (11 mi) WNW of Carcaixent (Valencia) (pop: 21,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
17 km (11 mi) W of Alcira (pop: 44,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
23 km (14 mi) NNW of Xàtiva (Valencia) (pop: 29,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
25 km (16 mi) SW of Picasent (pop: 19,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
39 km (24 mi) SW of Valencia (pop: 814,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
296 km (184 mi) ESE of Madrid (pop: 3,255,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released1 x 109 joules (278 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.239 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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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.
2.80 kmNear Valencia, Valencia, SpainEMSC
2.80 kmNW TOUS.V, SpainIGN


Seismic station: ROA/UCM/GEOFON Station Cartagena, Spain (CART/WM network) | Distance from quake: 180 km / 112 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station ROA/UCM/GEOFON Station Cartagena, Spain: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Bandpass filter applied: 0.5-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (4)

At magnitude 2.8, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
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Gavarda / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Han pasado últimamente bastante terremotos en esta zona …. 2-3 en días seguidos y a las mismas horas algunos !  
Carlet (10.8 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / simple rolling (tilting sideways along one direction) / 2-5 s
almussafes (39.1 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Balanceo en la cama. Ruídos en ventanales  
Carlet / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s

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