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Light mag. 3.2 earthquake - La Palma Island, 14 km southeast of Los Llanos de Aridane, Spain, on Wednesday, Sep 29, 2021 at 11:13 am (GMT +1) -

Light mag. 3.2 earthquake - La Palma Island, 14 km southeast of Los Llanos de Aridane, Spain, on Wednesday, Sep 29, 2021 at 11:13 am (GMT +1) Light mag. 3.2 earthquake - La Palma Island, 14 km southeast of Los Llanos de Aridane, Spain, on Wednesday, Sep 29, 2021 at 11:13 am (GMT +1)

Light magnitude 3.2 earthquake at 12 km depth

29 Sep 10:17 UTC: First to report: IGN after 3 minutes.
29 Sep 10:22: Magnitude recalculated from 3.5 to 3.3. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 15.0 to 11.0 km (from 9.3 to 6.8 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.8 km (1.1 mi) towards NW.
29 Sep 14:31: Magnitude recalculated from 3.3 to 3.2. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 11.0 to 12.0 km (from 6.8 to 7.5 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 0.7 km (0.4 mi) towards ESE.

Earthquake details

Date & timeSep 29, 2021 10:13:58 UTC -
Local time at epicenterWednesday, Sep 29, 2021 at 11:13 am (GMT +1)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude3.2
Depth12.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude28.5603°N / 17.8342°W (Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain)
Antipode28.56°S / 162.166°E
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceIGN (Instituto Geográfico Nacional)
Nearest volcanoLa Palma (2 km / 1 mi)
Nearby towns and cities8 km (5 mi) N of Fuencaliente de la Palma (La Palma Island) (pop: 1,890) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
14 km (8 mi) SE of Los Llanos de Aridane (La Palma Island) (pop: 20,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
15 km (10 mi) SSW of Santa Cruz de La Palma (La Palma Island) (pop: 17,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
25 km (16 mi) SSW of Garachico (Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Kanarische Inseln) (pop: 6,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
28 km (17 mi) SSE of Puntagorda (pop: 1,660) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
88 km (55 mi) NW of San Sebastian de La Gomera (Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Kanarische Inseln) (pop: 8,960) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
124 km (77 mi) WNW of Arona (Isole Canarie) (pop: 78,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
148 km (92 mi) W of San Cristobal de La Laguna (pop: 150,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
155 km (96 mi) W of Tenerife (pop: 222,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
242 km (151 mi) WNW of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Kanarische Inseln) (pop: 381,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeBroken Clouds 14.9°C (59 F), humidity: 73%, wind: 9 m/s (17 kts) from N
Estimated seismic energy released4 x 109 joules (1.11 megawatt hours, equivalent to 0.951 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
3.212 kmSpain: NE FUENCALIENTE DE LA PALMA.ILIGN

Seismograms

Seismic station: Morro de la Arena, Canary Islands (MACI/IU network) | Distance from quake: 134 km / 83 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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San Jose, Breña Baja (11.1 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s : Estaba sentada, leyendo | One user found this interesting.  

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