Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - 16 km west of Granada, Andalusia, Spain, on Thursday, Aug 12, 2021 11:25 pm (GMT +2) -

Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - 16 km west of Granada, Andalusia, Spain, on Thursday, Aug 12, 2021 11:25 pm (GMT +2)

Moderate magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 0 km depth

12 Aug 21:28 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 3 minutes.
12 Aug 21:28: Now using data updates from EMSC
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12 Aug 22:15: Magnitude recalculated from 4.2 to 4.5. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.0 to 0.0 km (from 3.1 to 0 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.3 km (1.4 mi) towards NW.
Update Thu, 12 Aug 2021, 21:57
Earthquake reported about 20 minutes ago near , Spain
We are receiving unverified early reports of seismic activity in or near , Spain on 12 Aug 2021 (GMT) at approximately 21:35.
There are no details yet on the magnitude or depth of this earthquake. We expect more accurate data to emerge in the next few minutes. The location and magnitude mentioned are indicative and temporary until the AllQuakes monitoring service receives more exact scientific data from a national or international seismological agency. Check back here shortly and stay safe.
Update Thu, 12 Aug 2021, 21:36
Moderate 4.2 quake hits near Granada, Andalusia, Spain
4.2 quake 12 Aug 11:25 pm (GMT +2)
4.2 quake 12 Aug 11:25 pm (GMT +2)
Just 11 minutes ago, a 4.2-magnitude earthquake struck near Granada, Andalusia, Spain. The tremor was recorded late at night on Thursday 12 August 2021 at 11:25 pm local time, at a very shallow depth of 5 km below the surface.
The event was filed by Spain's Instituto Geográfico Nacional (IGN), the first seismological agency to report it.
A second report was later issued by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), which listed it as a magnitude 4.3 earthquake. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.3.
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 Chauchina (pop. 4,400) located 5 km from the epicenter, Santafé (pop. 15,400) 6 km away, and Atarfe (pop. 15,400) 11 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Armilla (pop. 21,400) located 13 km from the epicenter, Albolote (pop. 17,100) 13 km away, Maracena (pop. 20,800) 13 km away, Granada (pop. 234,300) 15 km away, and La Zubia (pop. 17,800) 17 km away.

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Earthquake data

Date & time: Aug 12, 2021 21:25:12 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, Aug 12, 2021 11:25 pm (GMT +2)
Magnitude: 4.5
Depth: 0.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.1655°N / 3.79°W (Granada, Andalusia, Spain)
Antipode: 37.166°S / 176.21°E
Nearest volcano: Campo de Calatrava (192 km / 119 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
4 km (3 mi) SSE of Cijuela (Andalucía) (pop: 1,940) --> See nearby quakes!
7 km (4 mi) WSW of Santafé (Granada) (pop: 15,400) --> See nearby quakes!
11 km (7 mi) WNW of Las Gabias (Granada) (pop: 16,400) --> See nearby quakes!
11 km (7 mi) SW of Atarfe (Granada, Andalucía) (pop: 15,400) --> See nearby quakes!
14 km (9 mi) WSW of Albolote (Granada, Andalucía) (pop: 17,100) --> See nearby quakes!
15 km (9 mi) WSW of Maracena (Granada) (pop: 20,800) --> See nearby quakes!
15 km (9 mi) W of Armilla (Granada, Andalucía) (pop: 21,400) --> See nearby quakes!
16 km (10 mi) W of Granada (Andalucía) (pop: 234,300) --> See nearby quakes!
195 km (121 mi) E of Sevilla (Andalucía) (pop: 703,200) --> See nearby quakes!
362 km (225 mi) S of Madrid (pop: 3,255,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 30°C (86 F), humidity: 33%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts)
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) | 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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.50 kmSpain: SE CIJUELA.GRIGN
4.610 kmSPAINEMSC
4.310 kmSpainGFZ
4.610 km3 Km SW of Santafé, SpainUSGS
4.610 kmSpain: Granada / SpanienZAMG
5.10 kmSpain: Near SevilleRENASS

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Torrox, Malaga, Andalusia (46.9 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Felt a very weak shaking. Layed completely still on my couch, and suddenly it felt like a mini shake. | 6 users found this interesting.  
Nerja City (47.5 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s : Weak shaking | 5 users found this interesting.  
Torre del Mar, Malaga, Andalusia (54.9 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s : Mi cama se sacudió de un lado al otro ligeramente pero lo suficientemente fuerte para reconocer que era un sismo. | One user found this interesting.  
Mezquitilla de Algarrobo (Málaga) / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : La mesa y el ordenador con el que estaba trabajando, se movieron. No noté que lo hiciese la silla; pero mi mujer notó movimiento en el sofá. | 3 users found this interesting.  
Granada (16.9 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : On a entendu les bâtiments grincer, les rideaux bougés, la télévision également. Drôle de ressenti par rapport aux vibrations | 3 users found this interesting.  
Torrox (46.9 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : felt like a washing machine on spin. Glasses rattled felt on the 3rs story of terrace house | 3 users found this interesting.  
Granada, Andalusia (17.3 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s : Entire apartment complex was shaking. 5th floor. Walls/couch was squeaking | 2 users found this interesting.  
Competa / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Dogs and horses upset 5 minutes before. Then rumbling that grew till walls looked as though they were swaying in the wind. Expected roof to cave in but it all just stopped and went silent. | One user found this interesting.  
Granada / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Se movía la cama conmigo, dos armarios de madera se movían, me ha dado tiempo a encender la luz y ver cómo aún se movían los armarios | One user found this interesting.  
Torrox, Malaga, Andalusia (50.6 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 s : I was in bed in the 9. floor of a bilding, in me habitacion in Torrox-Costa.I was in bed. The bed moved a lot por aproximadamente 2 o 3 sek.  
Alcaucin, Malaga, Andalusia (43.9 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : For about 5 seconds , sounds like large things being dragged . Then like a huge short explosion very far away .  
Frigiliana (42.7 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : Woke me up, bed shaking very much for about 1.5 seconds. Heard rumbling noise and what sounded like something falling. Got up and checked everything - some pictures were not straight on walls.  
Malaga, Andalusia (75.1 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : Si, sentí el temblor durante dos o tres segundos. Vivo en un tercer piso. La intensidad fue leve pero el sofa se balanceba ligeraamente.  
Fuengirola (101.5 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Estaba tumbado en la cama y note como de repente crujió la madera de la cama como si hubiera alguien ejerciendo fuerza sobre ella hacia los lados (es una litera) y comenzó a moverse durante aproximadamente unos 5-6 segundos. Somos 4 personas en casa, ú  
Moraleda de Zafayona, Granada, Andalusia (15.7 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Heard noice first. Thought it was a truck approaching but ground began to shake under our feet and definite. Our dogs were disturbed and ran to us. It lasted about 5secs then movement stopped and noice quickly stopped.  
Caleta de Velez (52 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Estábamos tumbados en la cama leyendo se movieron las puertas correderas de los armarios y las ventanas y el suelo. Mi esposo y yo dijimos lo mismo: eso ha sido un terremoto.  
Torrox (44.4 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Mon lit a bougé. Je m’en suis tout de suite rendu compte. Et le canapé dans le salon aussi a bougé  
Mijas Costa (101.8 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / vertical swinging (up and down) / very short : Sat on my bed and I started rocking back and forth, my husband also felt it sat on the sofa in the lounge  
MÁLAGA (75.9 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / vibration and rolling / 5-10 s : I felt my sofa shake and my plants shake too for about 6 seconds at 11.28pm here in Malaga next to the docks  
Los Vados (47.4 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Thought it was the washing machine spinning full of towels; then wife confirmed that the washing machine wasn’t on!  
Nerja / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging : I was lying in the bath. In an apartment on the 3Rd floor of calaceita near Nerja The bath suddenly shook and the wall as well. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Torrox / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : The wardrobe doors were rattling, bed shacking, worst I have experienced since being in Spain. Even heard some neighbours screeching. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Torrox Costa (50.2 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : The whole holiday Appartment (very stable too) shook sideways for about 2-4 seconds. Scary for my first quake. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Torrox Park / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Estaba acostada en mí cama y la misma vibró, moviéndose lateralmente como sacudiéndose en dos momentos separados por una pausa. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Torrox, Málaga / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Se notó un pequeño movimiento antes muy flojo, y unos cinco segundos después el terremoto. Duración 3 segundos. Lámparas y diversos adornos se movieron. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Granada city centre (16.7 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s : Shaking building very scary | One user found this interesting.  
Albox, Almeria, Andalusia (147.7 km E of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Nothing felt in Albox | One user found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Malaga (72.8 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s : Strong and repetitive swinging. The television nearly collapsed off the unit. | One user found this interesting.  
malaga (75 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 30-60 s : It was very soft.. but hard enough to move all the furniture. no panic here | One user found this interesting.  
Malaga, Andalusia (78.6 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump / 2-5 s : Soy de Malaga y lo he sentido | One user found this interesting.  
  • I felt it from Torrox costa. 6 seconds and afraid i was
Malaga, Andalusia (78 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Shook the sofa | One user found this interesting.  
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