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Light mag. 3.1 earthquake - La Palma Island, 8 km southeast of Los Llanos de Aridane, Spain, on Wednesday, Sep 15, 2021 at 6:15 am (GMT +1) -

Light mag. 3.1 earthquake - La Palma Island, 8 km southeast of Los Llanos de Aridane, Spain, on Wednesday, Sep 15, 2021 at 6:15 am (GMT +1) Light mag. 3.1 earthquake - La Palma Island, 8 km southeast of Los Llanos de Aridane, Spain, on Wednesday, Sep 15, 2021 at 6:15 am (GMT +1)

Light magnitude 3.1 earthquake at 9 km depth

15 Sep 05:18 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 3 minutes.
15 Sep 05:19: Now using data updates from IGN
15 Sep 05:34: Magnitude recalculated from 3.2 to 3.1. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 4.0 to 9.0 km (from 2.5 to 5.6 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.4 km (0.9 mi) towards E.

Earthquake details

Date & timeSep 15, 2021 05:15:23 UTC -
Local time at epicenterWednesday, Sep 15, 2021 at 6:15 am (GMT +1)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude3.1
Depth9.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude28.5956°N / 17.8794°W (Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain)
Antipode28.596°S / 162.121°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt8 reports
Primary data sourceIGN (Instituto Geográfico Nacional)
Nearest volcanoLa Palma (6 km / 4 mi)
Nearby towns and cities3 km (2 mi) ENE of Puerto Naos (pop: 979) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
8 km (5 mi) SSE of Los Llanos de Aridane (La Palma Island) (pop: 20,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
12 km (7 mi) NNW of Fuencaliente de la Palma (La Palma Island) (pop: 1,890) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
15 km (9 mi) SW of Santa Cruz de La Palma (La Palma Island) (pop: 17,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
22 km (14 mi) SSE of Puntagorda (pop: 1,660) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
23 km (14 mi) SSW of Garachico (Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Kanarische Inseln) (pop: 6,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
94 km (58 mi) NW of San Sebastian de La Gomera (Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Kanarische Inseln) (pop: 8,960) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
130 km (81 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
248 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 quakeClear Sky 17.9°C (64 F), humidity: 73%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from W
Estimated seismic energy released2.8 x 109 joules (783 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.674 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
3.19 kmSpain: S EL PASO.ILPIGN
3.19 kmSpain: SW EL PASO.ILPEMSC

Seismograms

Seismic station: Morro de la Arena, Canary Islands (MACI/IU network) | Distance from quake: 139 km / 87 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Morro de la Arena, Canary Islands: 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. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (10)

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El paso / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : Very weak shaking | One user found this interesting.  
El Paso, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands (1.4 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
Vilaflor, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands (133.1 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Los llanos de Adrianne is on the island of La Palma not Tenerife. I know because I live there.  
El Paso, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands (4.6 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s
El Paso, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands (4.4 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s
Las palmas / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 2-5 s
70785 / not felt
Los Llanos de Aridane / Weak shaking (MMI III) / vibration and rolling / 1-2 s
El Paso / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s (reported through our app)
Los Llanos de Aridane / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s (reported through our app)

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