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Light mag. 3.5 earthquake - La Palma Island, 9.7 km southeast of Los Llanos de Aridane, Spain, on Tuesday, Sep 14, 2021 at 7:00 am (GMT +1) -

Light mag. 3.5 earthquake - La Palma Island, 9.7 km southeast of Los Llanos de Aridane, Spain, on Tuesday, Sep 14, 2021 at 7:00 am (GMT +1) Light mag. 3.5 earthquake - La Palma Island, 9.7 km southeast of Los Llanos de Aridane, Spain, on Tuesday, Sep 14, 2021 at 7:00 am (GMT +1)

Light magnitude 3.5 earthquake at 9 km depth

14 Sep 06:02 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 2 minutes.
14 Sep 06:04: Now using data updates from IGN
14 Sep 06:10: Magnitude recalculated from 3.7 to 3.9. Epicenter location corrected by 1.2 km (0.7 mi) towards ENE.
14 Sep 09:00: Magnitude recalculated from 3.9 to 3.5.

Earthquake details

Date & timeSep 14, 2021 06:00:00 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, Sep 14, 2021 at 7:00 am (GMT +1)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude3.5
Depth9.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude28.578°N / 17.879°W (Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain)
Antipode28.578°S / 162.121°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt30 reports
Primary data sourceIGN (Instituto Geográfico Nacional)
Nearest volcanoLa Palma (5 km / 3 mi)
Nearby towns and cities3 km (2 mi) ESE of Puerto Naos (pop: 979) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
10 km (6 mi) SSE of Los Llanos de Aridane (La Palma Island) (pop: 20,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
10 km (6 mi) NNW of Fuencaliente de la Palma (La Palma Island, Kanarische Inseln) (pop: 1,890) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
16 km (10 mi) SW of Santa Cruz de La Palma (La Palma Island) (pop: 17,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
24 km (15 mi) SSE of Puntagorda (pop: 1,660) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
25 km (15 mi) SSW of Garachico (Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Kanarische Inseln) (pop: 6,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
92 km (57 mi) NW of San Sebastian de La Gomera (Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Kanarische Inseln) (pop: 8,960) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
129 km (80 mi) WNW of Arona (Isole Canarie) (pop: 78,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
159 km (99 mi) W of Tenerife (pop: 222,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
247 km (154 mi) WNW of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Kanarische Inseln) (pop: 381,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeFew Clouds 19.6°C (67 F), humidity: 82%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from W
Estimated seismic energy released1.1 x 1010 joules (3.12 megawatt hours, equivalent to 2.68 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
3.59 kmSpain: S EL PASO.ILPIGN
3.99 kmSpain: S EL PASO.ILPEMSC

User reports for this quake (41)

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Los Llanos de Aridane / Light shaking (MMI IV) / very short : Estaba dormido y me despertó el temblor | 2 users found this interesting.  
Todoque / los Llanos de Aridane (4 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 1-2 s : Short duration but I could feel it | 2 users found this interesting.  
Princess Hotel / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Rattling of wardrobe and shaking of bed | 2 users found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
El Paso, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands (1.1 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 2-5 s
El Paso, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands (6.4 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s
El Paso, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands (10.2 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s : Weak shaking but firm.  
El Paso, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands (6.4 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s : Woke up  
El Paso, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands (1.6 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
El Paso, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands (1.6 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Puerto Naos / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump / very short : IT was a very short, powerful shock. The hotel in which i am staying shaked. The bed made a little noise. (reported through our app)  
Salvador / not felt
Puerto tazacorte / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vibration and rolling / 2-5 s
Hampton Bays, New York / not felt
Puerto Naos / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s : It was a loud noise and rumble that woke me up. The whole building was shaking. I had had trouble sleeping the past three nights, and I suspect it might be due to the earth's activity below us.  
El paso / Weak shaking (MMI III) / vibration and rolling / 5-10 s
S/C de La Palma / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Costa Adeje / not felt
Arona, Tenerife / not felt
El paso la Palma / Weak shaking (MMI III) / complex motion difficult to describe / 1-2 s
Gran canaria / not felt
Costa del Silencio tenerife / not felt
santa rosa / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Adeje / not felt
Puerto de la Cruz (131.5 km E of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Playa de las Americas / not felt
el paso / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Guargacho / not felt : I was sleeping and didn't wake up  
Adeje, Tenerife, Spain / not felt
La palma (8.2 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s : Light shaking, and rattling sounds  
Todoque / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : It was Deep Rolling and a crack in the Windows. In the Night there wäre 10 other light earthquakes to here.  
Los Llanos De Aridane (9.9 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s : Was sleeping  
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